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 Dan Your Own Question
Dan, Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 24574
Experience:  Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Dan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2002 Ford e250 van, fuel gauge not working

Customer Question

2002 Ford e250 van, fuel gauge not working
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** slosh modules are only on older vehicles not on your 2002 E250. This most likely means the fuel level sender has failed. Unplug the fuel sending unit and ground the Yellow/White (Y/W) wire that goes to the fuel gauge. Turn the key on and observe the gauge. When the Y/W is grounded, the fuel gauge should read empty. If the gauge still reads full, check for an open circuit between the sending unit and fuel gauge, pin 3 of the instrument cluster. If the gauge goes to empty when grounding the Y/W wire, check for a defective sending unit. With the sending unit unplugged, hook up one lead of an ohmmeter to the sending unit circuit that connects to the Y/W wire and the other lead to the sending unit circuit that connects to the BK wire. Resistance specifications for the sending unit are 160 ohms full, 15 ohms empty. If scantool won't even power up then check fuse 23 for being blown. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions, thanks.