02 Camry Fuel Gauge Question

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Old 27 Jul 2003, 07:47 pm   #1 (permalink)
Steve B
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I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full", even
when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops. Has anyone else
noticed this? Is this a warning of a failing gauge? (I still have 4,000
miles prior to the 36k miles warranty expiring....)

Thanks in advance,
Steve B


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Old 27 Jul 2003, 08:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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My 2002 Camry LE V6 gauge goes to "Full" by the first click. If I continue
and add another 2 to 3 litres it goes past Full. In fact, I can easily
drive about 100 to 160 km (60 to 100 miles) before the gauge goes from over
full to full.


"Steve B" <netuser49@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full", even
> when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops. Has anyone else
> noticed this? Is this a warning of a failing gauge? (I still have 4,000
> miles prior to the 36k miles warranty expiring....)
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Steve B
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Old 27 Jul 2003, 09:08 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Mine used to do as yours does. I don't know if it's just being
temperamental....

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> My 2002 Camry LE V6 gauge goes to "Full" by the first click. If I

continue
> and add another 2 to 3 litres it goes past Full. In fact, I can easily
> drive about 100 to 160 km (60 to 100 miles) before the gauge goes from

over
> full to full.
>
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> "Steve B" <netuser49@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eo_Ua.353472$jp.9709859@twister.southeast.rr. com...
> >
> > I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full",

even
> > when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops. Has anyone else
> > noticed this? Is this a warning of a failing gauge? (I still have

4,000
> > miles prior to the 36k miles warranty expiring....)
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Steve B
> >
> >

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Old 27 Jul 2003, 10:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Steve B wrote:
> I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full",
> even when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops. Has anyone
> else noticed this? Is this a warning of a failing gauge? (I still
> have 4,000 miles prior to the 36k miles warranty expiring....)
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Steve B


Who cares? An accurate meter reading is more important on the bottom 1/4
tank than an accurate reading on the top 1/4 tank. Ever run out of gas
on the top 1/4? No. ;^)
--

Philip

"If a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending
the same way, make the design visible to the people . tis not to
be wondered that they should then rouse themselves."
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Old 28 Jul 2003, 09:15 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Barry Rubin" <news@rubincpa.com.net.net> writes:

> netuser49@hotmail.com says...
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>> I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full", even
>> when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops. Has anyone else
>> noticed this? Is this a warning of a failing gauge? (I still have 4,000
>> miles prior to the 36k miles warranty expiring....)

>
> My wife said the same thing about ours (she usually drives it), that it
> almost never goes to the 'F' mark. Happened to me also, until I squeezed a
> little extra gas in after the pump stopped. The gauge must either be very
> finicky, or there might be some air in the tank. It did not seem to happen
> when the car was new.


I've noted this a few other times, but for newcomers: I actually pull the
nozzle out of the gas line a little bit so I can see the fuel flow, and then
I fill up until the fuel level is visible in the gas line. I filled up the
other day with 17.1 gallons and the gas light wasn't even on yet.


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Old 28 Jul 2003, 09:16 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Philip®" <chipstate@earthlink.net> writes:

> Steve B wrote:
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>> I've noticed my 02 Camry LE fuel gauge does not always reach "Full",
>> even when I pump the gas repeatedly after the pump stops.

>
> Who cares? An accurate meter reading is more important on the bottom 1/4
> tank than an accurate reading on the top 1/4 tank. Ever run out of gas
> on the top 1/4? No. ;^)


Thanks for the value-add, Dave.


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