Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: The fuel gauge pointer does not move to "f" when refueling

Description

The fuel gauge needle will not move to “F” position when refueling.

Diagnosis Procedure

1.OBSERVE FUEL GAUGE

Does it take a long time for the pointer to move to FULL position? YES or NO

YES >> GO TO 2

NO >> GO TO 3

2.IDENTIFY FUELING CONDITION

Was the vehicle fueled with the ignition switch ON? YES or NO

YES >> Be sure to fuel the vehicle with the ignition switch OFF. Otherwise, it will take a long time to move to FULL position because of the characteristic of the fuel gauge.

NO >> GO TO 3

3.OBSERVE VEHICLE POSITION

Is the vehicle parked on an incline? YES or NO

YES >> Check the fuel level indication with vehicle on a level surface.

NO >> GO TO 4

4.OBSERVE FUEL GAUGE POINTER

During driving, does the fuel gauge pointer move gradually toward EMPTY position? YES or NO

YES >> Check the components. Refer to MWI-47, "Component Inspection".

NO >> The float arm may interfere or bind with any of the components in the fuel tank.

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