How can I calibrate my fuel gauge indicator?

Asked by Oct 05, 2013 at 06:45 AM about the 1995 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: General

My Fords fuel gauge indication has stuck and i need to recalibrate it but i do not know the procedure

3 Answers


No calibration needed, it might be your sending unit. It's found inside the fuel tank and part of the fuel pump assembly.

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When Ford done away with IVR for gauges re-calibration went with it. As Tom stated the most likely problem is the sender, a indicator of that is the gauge needle will go way past the full mark or the readings are never the same, one minute it's showing a half a tank the next it's empty then 3/4's tank. If that is your problem and you do decide to fix it you might as well replace the fuel pump while your there, If I remember right the units are available with or without the pump, and you can get them aftermarket so you don't have to use a dealer for your components.


Ok. I had a 95 and currently own a 93 Ford Escort. The one thing that was not mentioned is the "slosh module" plugged into the back of the instrument panel. The module handles all of the fuel indicator operations: voltage regulator, indication, calibration etc. I'm too cheap to spend that kind of money on my 93 with 800K miles so I fill the gas tank every 200 miles. When I junked the 95, I swapped the pump/sender out - no difference.

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