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EricFromCT, Ford Technician
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Experience:  20 years dealership exp., ASE A1-A9 L1 L2, Ford Lincoln Mercury Senior Master, Diesel Certified
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99 ford expedition fuel gauge is stuck on empty and the low

Customer Question

99 ford expedition fuel gauge is stuck on empty and the low fuel light stays on
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: the low fuel light
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes fix myself I went to the junk yard to get an anti slosh module but I didn't see one on the 99 ford expedition
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.


A dead fuel gauge usually indicates a bad fuel pump. Not always though. To be sure you will need to do some electrical testing and you may need a scan tool. Did you replace the fuel pump recently?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
fuel pump is maybe 4 months old. The fuel gauge stays on empty with the low fuel light on. Even when I fill it up
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

Is it possible that the float is pinned against the side of the fuel tank? I've seen that a number of times on these trucks. As you put the fuel pump in it will sometimes rotate so that the float gets pinned in one position.

If you access the fuel pump connector you can see if there is a signal from the fuel pump float using a multimeter.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 months ago.

Hi. Why did you replace the fuel pump to begin with a few months ago?

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

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