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Old 10-13-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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I drive a 2006 pathfinder. For the last month, I've noticed that when I fill up the gas gauge never registers completely full even though the pump clicks off. I try to round up to an even number when I fill up, but the pump will keep clicking off even when I pull the nozzle out slightly to fit a little bit more. Then as I drive, the DTE number drops a lot faster than usual and the needle drops faster as well. I usually have to fill up about every 5 days. The first 3 days the needle and the DTE drop drastically, then for the last couple of days it sits pretty steady at 1/4 tank. Once it gets to about a 1/4 tank the DTE number starts to even out with the needle. It may not be a big deal, but I notice the change. My husband thinks I need to stop paying attention to the DTE number, but why would it change all of a sudden? Should I be aware that there might be a problem soon?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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fuel sensors go bad, the one in my saturn vue went bad after 40,000 miles, astra sensor went bad after 20,000 miles. audi sensor was replaced with the fuel pump at 50,000 miles as regular maintenance.

might just wanna get it checked out.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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The sending unit is probably no longer functioning correctly. DTE is calculated based on a rolling average of MPG and assumed fuel quantity.

It is probably reading correctly when fuel quantity is lower.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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So I filled up with gas on Tuesday.....all the way full. It even read full on the gauge. I reset my trip odometer and in 80 miles my gauge dropped from full to less than 3/4 full.....Am I losing gas? or is it just reading incorrectly??
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Incognito
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The sending unit is probably no longer functioning correctly.

Yeah that! ^^^^
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