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Fixing a funny Dodge fuel gauge

Owners of 2007-2010 Dodge Calibers (FWD only), Compass and Patriot (FWD only) may complain about an inaccurate or fluctuating fuel gauge at ¾-tank or above.

The fix involves replacing the fuel sending unit, clocking the fuel module and installing a fuel jumper hose.

PART REQUIRED

ITEM                                                                                                         P/N

Fuel sending unit kit w/fuel line adapter (built before 3-1-10)…….68078218AB

Fuel sending unit kit w/o fuel line adapter (built after 3-1-10)…….68078219AB

PROCEDURE

1. Remove the fuel pump module  using procedures found in DealerConnect>TechConnect>14-Fuel System>Fuel Delivery, Gas>Module, Fuel Pump>Removal>Front Wheel Drive. NOTE: Mark the sending unit at the 4 o’clock position with 12 o’clock pointing to the rear of the vehicle.

1) 12 o’clock position looking toward rear of vehicle. 2) Tab located at the 4 o’clock position.
<p>1) 12 o’clock position looking toward rear of vehicle. 2) Tab located at the 4 o’clock position.</p>

2. Remove the fuel pump sending unit from the pump module.

3. Install the new sender to the fuel pump module.

4. Install fuel pump module using procedures found in DealerConnect>TechConnect>14-Fuel System>Fuel Delivery, Gas>Module, Fuel Pump>Installation>Front Wheel Drive. NOTE: Clock the fuel module to the 2 o’clock position.

3) Tab located at the 2 o’clock position.
<p>3) Tab located at the 2 o’clock position.</p>

5. Install the jumper hose kit.

4) Fuel line jumper in place.
<p>4) Fuel line jumper in place.</p>

6. Re-connect the battery.

7. Start the engine and check for leaks.

8. Re-install the fuel pump cover.

9. Re-install padding and rear seat bottom.

Chrysler notes that this repair is estimated at 0.6 hours.

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