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Old 03-01-2011, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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*gauge. I just got my mazda 6 (2006) less then 2 weeks ago and i noticed the fuel gage doesnt go up all the way. It goes up to the 2nd closest bar to full and the gas light is almost always. If its and less then 2 gallons from completely full the light will be on. I let it run all the way down to the last bar and it filled up with 13 gallons so i still have a few gallons from empty. Is this a common problem? I knew i should have never gotten a ford. . I also noticed the turning wheel for lumbar support does absolutely nothing but turn in circles not adjusting anything.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have this same issue, '05 6s. Problem just started up 2 weeks ago.
Anyone else have any input? The fuel gauge only goes up to the 3/4 full line when the tank is actually full. This cause the gas light to come on about a quarter tank too early. thanks!
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I would check the bob on the fuels guage in the gas tank. It sounds as if the bob is getting stuck before the full demark on the rotary sensor. What type of fuel have you been using and are you topping off the tank? Topping a tank off can damage the fuel gauge sensor.
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What arch said
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no, not topping off. i'm guessing this isn't something i can easily do myself? (checking bob)? thanks!
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super easy if you are willing to do it yourself.

remove rear seat, unbolt cover to fuel pump

pull fuel pump out of tank enough to inspect bober
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I'm getting this too. How weird. I have an 08 6i atx.

Not looking forward to taking out a whole back seat to try that though.

Why would the bobber get stuck in the first place?

Probably would have to try this with a free day to mess around. Won't be anytime soon though. *sigh*

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Anyone have luck taking the back seat out and messing with the bober?
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the back seat out is literally 2 clips and pull. 2 seconds of work....

could be the sender is having a connection problem or could be an issue with bobber itself no longer moving.
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OK! I think I will try this in a couple weeks.

Anybody got any final tips/precautions for a noob about checking the bob?

Would there even be anyway I would know if something was wrong with the bober(visually) or am I basically just pulling it out a little, looking at it, putting it back in and hoping the gauge works after that?

I'm not asking for a walkthrough, but any advice in general that hasn't already been put in this thread is better than none.

Thanks ahead of time.

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