fuel gauge works sporadically and cruise control doesn't work at all! any recommendations?

Asked by Mar 27, 2013 at 09:45 PM about the 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought this care used a month or so ago with 86,000 miles on it.  After filling the gas tank two or
three times, I've noticed the needle registered full when I filled it then, as it gets down to 3/4 full it
shoots down to dead empty.  The last time I filled the tank, it stayed at empty and hasn't moved
since.  Could this be an electrical connection?   I've also notice that the cruise control is not working
at all.  I keep pushing the on and set buttons and, occasionally the set light will come on but it
doesn't maintain or hold the speed.

Thanks,

Frustrated

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Fuel issue could be the fuel sending unit, I think it's part of the fuel pump assembly in the gas tank. For the cruise control issue look in the engine bay and see if the cable is connected to the throttle body. Sometimes it pops off. You might have to remove the engine cover to again access.

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