I have '02 4Runner V6.

Asked by Feb 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What makes my gas guage to malfunction when pulling single axle cargo trailer
from Denver, CO to Central Kansas.  I got to 238 miles when I ran out of gas but
the guage showed just below a half a tank remaining. On my next tank the guage
worked correctly again.  The is the 2nd time it's happened.  What is amiss?  
Thanks for your help

2 Answers

3,045

what was the angularity of the rear end of tow vehicle ? if the tank is mounted longitudialy (front to back) this may be the cause . however most electric pumps are mounted right on the sending unit . you may have a grounding problem through your hitch . PBN

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3,045

if it's intermittant like you describe may be the float arm on the sending unit is sticking when the car's rear end is weighed down with the trailer

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