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Hey all.
My Old Girl (1997 RAV4) has lost her fuel gauge. It's just sitting there on the bottom like a limp noodle.
Have my mechanic looking into it.
Any tales on this particular problem?
How difficult/involved/expensive?

p.s. We have a new RAV in the family, a 2005 ! We call him Youngblood!
 

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Easy to troubleshoot this circuit if you have a ohm meter.
Open the inspection plate under the right rear seat and you will see the top of the fuel tank and 1 of the fuel level senders. Unplug the 2 wire connector and test the sender, should be between zero and 55 ohms.
If the sender is good turn on the ignition and ground wire #1 from the connector, If the needle starts climbing the test passes. un-short the wire and turn off the ignition. If it passed this test you also checked the wires between the connector and the fuel gauge. To check the other sender measure from wire #2 in the connector to ground, should be about the same reading as the first sender. You can access the second sender under the inspection hatch on the left side, but it is a 3 wire connector, the other wire is for the low fuel light.

All this assumes that you have no other electrical problems, if you do, then check the fuses.

As to cost, I don't know what Toyota would want for a sender or gauge.

Good hunting!
 
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