I have a 2005 kia sorento and i installed a new fuel pump and im trying to put a aftermarket fuel gauge because my stock guge doesnt work, my aftermarket works but when the car mover the needle swing up and down. I would like to know wht to do make it steady when driving the car

Luis Arriaga
0

Asked by Luis Jan 13, 2013 at 03:06 PM about the 2005 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

tenspeed
53,215

There's not much you can do without electronics training. The fuel gauge is actually a electrical volt meter like all electric gauges. Power is applied to one side and the sending unit in the tank provides a variable ground connection. A full tank raises the float and the most current is allowed to pass. A series/parallel circuit would have to be developed to attenuate the signal. The circuit that did that is built into your gauge cluster. You could try wiring your new gauge into the old gauge circuitry. Your other option is to live with it and check your fuel level when stopped or driving at a steady rate. If the needle stops dancing, there is not enough fuel to raise the float so find a gas station.

Luis Arriaga
0

So if i decide to wire my new gauge to the old gauge circuit, how can i do that? My stock cluster the fuel needle is always in half tank even with the car off. Whn switch on then it moves all the way up and i only have 1/4 of gas in the tank. So can i wire my new gauge to the stock circuit but is it located in the cluster circuit or in the plugs in the fuel pump, there is two plugs, 1 that has 2 wires and the other has 4wires.

James Warner
1,890

before you go to nuts with putting in a new fuel gauge id pull the pump back out to be sure you dont have the float caught on a baffle in the fule tank or the pump in a little off center and its holding up the float. in almost ten years of working on kias ive never seen a bad fuel guage , but yours could be the first ive heard of.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
sandee13
0

Mine is the same Sometimes it says it fill and other times to stays on E even when I have filled the tank WHAT A PAIN..... Does the entire gas tank need to be replaced as thats going to be quite costly

fedups
0

must be a common problem, mine when i fill my tank needle will register correctly for the first 40/50 miles. then drops to empty, i have to set the trip gauge and go by mileage. its a pain because i have to completely fill the tank each time i fill it..

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Vibration at certain speeds 33 answers

    Hi All, I posted the following question several days ago, but have had no replies. Is there no one monitoring this site, or does no one know the answer? Front end vibration Posted by: arizonabob - Jul...

    2006 Kia Sorento LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • When i try to fuel my 2004 Kia Sorento... 3 answers

    fuel spews back out of the nozzle all over everywhere. It does not matter how slow I pump...it started out of no where...no problem...then one day cant fuel at all without it shooting out like vomit.....

    2004 Kia Sorento LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • KIA Sorento 2012 Audio issue. 5 answers

    I have Sorento 2012, Media sound was working yesterday, today I start it up and there is no audio at all, I reset the factory setting, also updated the software, and checked the Audio fuse? any sugges...

    2012 Kia Sorento EX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 Kia Sorento Issues Accelerating 3 answers

    I have a 2005 Kia Sorento that has some problems accelerating. If i accelerate too hard there is a clunking sound in the front passenger side of the car. We have had the cars wheel bearings fixed no...

    2005 Kia Sorento

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My thermastat on my Kia Sorento is movining up and down. Do I need a new Thermastat, Water Pump or Radiator 1 answer

    My thermastat on my Kia Sorento is movining up and down. It stays in the middle of H and C but then is moves closer to H. What are some of the issues with this? The car never over heats. Do I need...

    2005 Kia Sorento LX

    -

    General

Sorento
Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?
CarGurus has 28,563 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $1,999.
ZIP:

Search Kia Sorento Questions

Kia Sorento Experts

#1 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 230
#2 griprim12
griprim12
Reputation 220
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
442 Great Deals out of 23,290 listings starting at $1,825
Used Kia Sportage"
243 Great Deals out of 12,275 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
995 Great Deals out of 55,407 listings starting at $2,997
Used Ford Escape"
1,323 Great Deals out of 57,736 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota RAV4"
720 Great Deals out of 36,490 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Optima"
540 Great Deals out of 39,579 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Highlander"
507 Great Deals out of 15,678 listings starting at $3,650
Used Honda CR-V"
696 Great Deals out of 52,243 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Murano"
428 Great Deals out of 17,145 listings starting at $3,750
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,090 Great Deals out of 53,917 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Explorer"
968 Great Deals out of 50,073 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Tucson"
251 Great Deals out of 9,731 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
327 Great Deals out of 17,831 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
1,038 listings starting at $24,992
2014 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
82 listings starting at $23,873
2013 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 144 listings starting at $16,888
2012 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 223 listings starting at $11,761
2011 Kia Sorento EX For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 394 listings starting at $11,119