2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

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Running out of fuel @ 1/4 tank and still have 30L

Postby Geoffcaso on Sun, 22 Nov 2020 2:47 +0000

Hi I have tried looking for this with no luck i have a dual cab 2012 D4D I run out of fuel at 1/4 of a tank but still have 30 litres in the tank. I noticed a lot of people have trouble with the cluster but this is different i think as I still have 30l in the tank. I am thinking theres a problem in the tank has anyone had this issue? Thanks
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Re: Running out of fuel @ 1/4 tank and still have 30L

Postby dave g on Sun, 22 Nov 2020 3:23 +0000

That means you only put in 46lts to fill up
You will have to drop the tank and check out the pickup.
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Re: Running out of fuel @ 1/4 tank and still have 30L

Postby Geoffcaso on Sun, 22 Nov 2020 7:06 +0000

dave g wrote:That means you only put in 46lts to fill up
You will have to drop the tank and check out the pickup.


Hi yes that is correct 46L and it was full.
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 7:53 +0000

@Geoffcaso have a look at this thread, I do think its related
I might be wrong.

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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby Geoffcaso on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 3:19 +0000

I dont think it is related as i guess those posts they have no fuel left in the tank? I still have 30L
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby DeadlyBeast on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 5:12 +0000

Half and hour to check the instrument cluster board vs half a day to check the fuel tank pickup
Unless you have the SST it can be very difficult to remove and replace the sender unit retainer collar without destroying it

When low on fuel check that the fuel lines and tank have not distorted, if so pull the fuel tank breather on top of the tank and give it a good clean out.
The breather is in a stupid place for Australian conditions - worth relocating
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby santana on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 4:03 +0000

I'm driving a 2012 KUN26R and the truck has been towed to a local workshop twice in as many weeks. After USD350 spent, I realized I ran out of fuel! The gauge showed 1/4 tank left.
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby tropicalux on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 2:17 +0000

hey guys i had the same issue. Thanks to Vedat and the other members for the super helpful info! Ive actually gotten the gauge board soldered and am anxiously waiting for the gauge to below 1/4 tank (its bloody nerve racking). But it seems to have worked. Ill report back in the next couple of days. I just did a 100km cruise to see if the needle was moving from where it was below half tank and it has reached the quarter tank now. Moment of truth around the corner....Cheers!
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby CamboT on Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:29 +0000

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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby Skrewdriver on Sat, 24 Jul 2021 12:10 +0000

CamboT wrote:https://flic.kr/p/2mcXcgJ

https://flic.kr/p/2mcXcxa



Would this extended to Toyota Australia?
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby CamboT on Sat, 24 Jul 2021 2:15 +0000

Skrewdriver wrote:
CamboT wrote:https://flic.kr/p/2mcXcgJ

https://flic.kr/p/2mcXcxa



Would this extended to Toyota Australia?



Unlikely. TNZ and TAU are completely different
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby madjag on Tue, 26 Oct 2021 5:23 +0000

Thanks CamboT, Your info was spot on. After running out of fuel again at qtr tank I took it to CMI here in in southern Adelaide only to get the run around and story that diagnosis of fuel sender at $149 will be req’d before doing anything. I asked about warranty and was told it won’t be covered. (2013 SR DC). They would take the vehicle for the day for diagnosis and then any defects assessed on case by case basis. No good will at this place. $1149 for new cluster or send it out for repair at $220.
30 minutes job done. Low fuel light came here on for first time since 2015. Cheers.
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby Gipsy on Thu, 28 Oct 2021 9:31 +0000

Tip her folks... Never trust your fuel gauge and reset your trip meter every fill-up, remember your normal fuel range and trust that before the gauge. I always keep mine filled after each long trip and if the tripmeter reaches around 500ks. My range is around 7-800ks to empty and regularly checking fuel consumption by fuel in divided by hundreds of kms i.e. 50 litres in divided by 5 (500km) After 500km you probably need 50litres give or take. Simple rule of thumb in my 2013 1kd is around 10 litres per 100ks, so easy as... 78litre tank=780km.
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby ibm450 on Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:20 +0000

ok, i have same problem. my fuel gauges stays at half tank. the digital range dosnt drop either when the needle stays at half way

any auto sparks or someone in hamilton hill perth i can take to have a look at and fix?
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby dave g on Sat, 15 Jan 2022 3:22 +0000

Google up speedo repairs in you area
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Re: 2012 -2013 Faulty fuel gauge

Postby Morgyn on Mon, 17 Jan 2022 9:36 +0000

2014 SR5. Had the same issue as everyone on here, fuel running out at just around or below the quarter mark with 75kms left on the range, pulled the Fuel sender out this arvo and replaced it, after I siphoned the fuel the problem changed, the needle went to empty but conked out with 156km range left.

Pulled the gauge cluster out, took @CamboT's advice with the resistor pic and what a beauty! Worked a treat, with a little soldering iron from Jaycar and some solder, reflowed and added a tiny bit of solder, took about 45mins total with removing and installing the cluster. The fuel light comes on and range is fixed. Thanks again everyone!
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