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I have a 2003 ford Taurus fuel gauge inop

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I have a 2003 ford Taurus fuel gauge inop
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** means your fuel level sending unit has failed which is located in the tank. It is about a 2 hour job to replace and a $150 part so around $350 total depending on where you go. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No sir I did that already same issue and dash replaced
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Does this go through the gem module
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

No it doesn't, it sounds like you will need to replace the yellow/white wire that goes from cluster to sender. Here is a wire diagram to help with testing, let me know if you have more questions. Thanks.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2v3pgcyj2qfuwq/sender.pdf?dl=0
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The wiring diagram shows it going through pcm its setting a ck engine light
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

What code ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Po460
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Here are testing instructions from manual. At this point I'd verify ground at sender is good and if so run new wires from sender to cluster and from sender to PCM. Otherwise you will need to follow wires to find damage. Let me know if you have more questions. Thanks.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/o6zduo5s8ewe10g/0460a.pdf?dl=0
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/jjn9827l0s906jl/0460b.pdf?dl=0
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I had the fuel gauge working and the fuel pump quit now neither are working where is relay for pump and how do I tell if this is extended range or standard range
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

How did you get them working?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Used my power probe too put a ground back there but now neither works have power and grounds are good I have spark but no fuel
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked power/ground at the fuel pump?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sir
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Is it good or missing power?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Good but I plugged another pump in and does nothing.os the fuel pump realay part of the fuel pump driver module
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

There are only two wires going to pump. black/pink wire is ground and white/red is power. Are these the two wires you tested?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I actually have another new pump and have it out tested wires at pump plug in
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

If it is maintain 12v and good ground but not any pressure I'm going to say new pump is problem or out of fuel. Let me know, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
my ground wire going to the pump has power going to it I can pit a ground to itand pump works is pcm bad or as I asked before could this be an extended range pump and not a standard range and also asked where the fuel pump relay is
Auto Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago
Eric
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HI,

Different expert here.

The fuel pump relay is in the battery junction box in the engine compartment.

If the fuel pump works when applying a direct ground to it, then either the wire from the pcm is bad and needs to be replaced or the pcm is faulty on the fuel pump circuit and the pcm will need to be replaced

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