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September 15, 2020

THE FIX OF THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020

Every week, we review new fixes submitted by our Direct-Hit users and pick our favorite “Fix of The Week.” These are confirmed, experience-based fixes directly from technicians and shops. You can find this and more than 3.5 million other confirmed fixes in Direct-Hit with a 14-day free trial. This week, our favorite fix is for a 2017 Toyota RAV 4 with a sending unit wire issue.

Vehicle:

2017 Toyota RAV 4 LE 2.5L

Problem:

The fuel gauge reads full every time the vehicle is turned on. DTC’s B1500

Diagnosis:

After hearing the complaint, I installed the compatible scan tool and used the output test function of the fuel gauge to confirm it was operating properly. Because it was responding correctly, I anticipated there was a potential sending-unit issue. I lowered the fuel tank to inspect the sending-unit wiring and main harness for damage. I found a rodent nest around the wiring, and the green and yellow sending unit wires near the middle of the tank were touching. I replaced the exposed section of the wiring harness, erased the DTC’s and swept the fuel gauge. Following this fix, the fuel gauge read properly.

Solution:

Repaired wiring harness section to sending unit on top of the fuel tank.

This entry was posted in Fix of The Week on September 15, 2020.

 

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