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My gas gauge reads over full all the time. 2003 Pathfinder.

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My gas gauge reads over full all the time. 2003 Pathfinder. Also my Check Engine light came on at the same time. I expect a link. I paid the dealer $500 to fix it, but he put in a fuel sender and it is still inop. Can you help?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Hi. When you turn the key on and off does the gauge move or sweep from empty to full?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
When I turn the key off the gauge sweeps to "empty." When I turn the key on the gauge sweeps to over full.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Ok. we know the sender is not the problem since that has been replaced. Too me it sounds like you have a broken wire from the sender to the instrument cluster. The connectors for the sender and instrument cluster will have to be accessed and the the wires checked with a volt meter and/or load tested to see if there is a break or chaff causing high resistance in the circuit.