About a month ago I purchased a used 2000 Chrysler Town and Country
AWD mini van with about 42000 miles - great van - except for one
problem - the fuel gauge shows empty and the low fuel indicator is on with
seven gallons in the tank - the used car dealer replaced the sending unit
in the fuel tank - same problem .
I ran the self test on the Body Control Module as described in this forum -
test ran OKAY !
I also notice that when I fill up the fuel tank - the gauge goes down at a rapid
rate - about 33 miles to 7/8 then about 66 miles to 3/4.
Trip computer shows average fuel milage from about 17 to 22 .
When I shut off the engine and turn it back on the fuel gauge will go back
to "normal" status (not on empty - NO low fuel warning indicator) .
When the fuel gauge showed the false low reading - I had the local
auto store connect the scan tool - NO error codes found.
I have a appointment this Friday - dealer will check voltages (this was scheduled
before I knew how to run the Body Control Module self test).
I was also looking at electrical diagrams - noticed that low fuel light;seat belt
warning light and low windshield washer fluid light were together in the
Body Control Module - so I kept using the washer fluid unitl the Low washer
light went on- guess what NOW my seat belt warning indicatior works (did not work before)
also The Alternator/tailgate open indicators Now work when you turn the ignition on.
Another weird thing - when I turn on the ignition key sometimes the airbag light
comes on and sometimes it does NOTcome on !
Suggestions would be appreciated !
Edited by GANGELGGTCAWD, June 1, 2004 at 08:28 pm.