I let my tank go empty by accident and when I went to fill up, the gas meter barley moved and now it hardly moves at all to the point I don't know how much gas I have. Can be fixed?

Asked by Jul 12, 2019 at 05:12 PM about the 2010 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


You will probably need a new fuel pump/float assembly. I would drive it for a while to see if it clears up. Fill it up whenever you get a chance and use the trip meter to know how far you have gone on the current fill up.

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If you left the ignition on while filling the computer went into "anti slosh mode". When this happens the gas gauge won't move. It will straighten itself out but it could take up to an hour of driving. Always leave the ignition off when getting gas. Hope that helps! Jim

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