How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Gene Your Own Question
Gene
Gene, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 5278
Experience:  ASE Master 25 years experience, Ford Trans Tech/SMT, Toyota, Mitsubishi,Hyundai Tech.
285738
Type Your Car Question Here...
Gene is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

what causes a fuel gauge to stop working.

Customer Question

i have a 1992 honda accord,the fuel gauge is reading emty,i had a bout 3/4 of a tank of gas in it.but the gauge reads emty.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gene replied 10 years ago.
The fuel sender is most likely bad.The float may be full of fuel and causing the float arm to hang down and read empty of the fuel sender has an open circuit on the arm itself.It is an analog sweep style switch that can wear out over time. Look at having to replace the fuel sender.