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2000 Ford Taurus Flex Fuel 3.0, 112,000 miles. Fuel gauge reading erratic. Gauge fluctuates between full and empty no matter what the fuel level is. Am writing this in an effort to prevent an unnecessary fuel sender change.

Was reading online (not on TCCA) and found one other article about the same issue. The owner of that vehicle found that there was a module mounted with one bolt behind and to the bottom left of the climate control module which interfaced the sender with the fuel gauge. It is a 6 pin rectangular module (5 wires are pinned out on the connector side) encased in epoxy, part # YF1U-14A069AA.

Attached are pics of the location & appearance of this module. You will NOT have to remove climate control / radio assembly to access/change this out. Simply get to it from underneath.


$40 from Ford, maybe less elsewhere. Fixed the problem. Cheaper than replacing a $250 sender and a heck of a lot easier (providing you have tested resistance from the sender and found it was good)

Keep in mind, again, this is a FLEX FUEL model, so you may not have this on a standard 3.0.
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I had to replace the sender along with the Flex Fuel module when I had this issue.
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I have had no response from anyone else, but found other internet threads referring to this part YF1Z-14A069-AA. Called dealer and told the price @$45 also; haven't ordered it yet. Please let me know how it works for you. Thanks!.
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I have had no response from anyone else, but found other internet threads referring to this part YF1Z-14A069-AA. Called dealer and told the price @$45 also; haven't ordered it yet. Please let me know how it works for you. Thanks!.
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I just replaced mine last week when my MIL came on.... took 15 mins...and it has worked great since.... the gas gauge no longer "dances" while driving.

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Yes this is an easy replace and is under dash rite around radio, I have a 98
vulacn that reads how many miles left in gas tank and it now works perfect since
I changed that part out, and is very inexpensive.

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Hi !!! i change in my taurus the part,,, reset the system and!!!! really works, IS ONLY FOR FFV TAURUS,,,
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2000 Ford Taurus Flex Fuel 3.0, 112,000 miles. Fuel gauge reading erratic. Gauge fluctuates between full and empty no matter what the fuel level is. Am writing this in an effort to prevent an unnecessary fuel sender change.

Was reading online (not on TCCA) and found one other article about the same issue. The owner of that vehicle found that there was a module mounted with one bolt behind and to the bottom left of the climate control module which interfaced the sender with the fuel gauge. It is a 6 pin rectangular module (5 wires are pinned out on the connector side) encased in epoxy, part # YF1U-14A069AA.

Attached are pics of the location & appearance of this module. You will NOT have to remove climate control / radio assembly to access/change this out. Simply get to it from underneath.


$40 from Ford, maybe less elsewhere. Fixed the problem. Cheaper than replacing a $250 sender and a heck of a lot easier (providing you have tested resistance from the sender and found it was good)

Keep in mind, again, this is a FLEX FUEL model, so you may not have this on a standard 3.0.
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Thank you SO much for the pictures! I, too, have a 2000 3.0 FlexFuel model. I just replaced my module and the gas gauge works now for the first time since I bought this car. I was told by 4 seperate mechanics it would be a $500+ job because they'd have to drop the tank. Instead, I came across your post and in a matter of 5 minutes, I had to old one out... another half hour to roll down to the dealer and pick up a replacement... popped it in while still in the Ford dealer parking lot. Worked immediately. I went to get gas and kept turning on the key to check it as it filled up... worked beautifully.

The part was $42.92 here in Roanoke, and they had ONE in stock. I told the lady behind the parts counter that she had know idea how much grief this little hunk of epoxy caused me in the last 3 years. I wish I'd heard about this fix sooner. Now I no longer have to guesstimate my fuel level based on mileage.

Thanks again!

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Sh01443, thanks for the excellent writeup and pics. I've been suffering with an erratic fuel gauge for months. $34 for the part, and ten minutes later, problem solved.

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Sh01443, I've had the same problem for as long as i've owned my taurus, thank you for your instructions and pictures. I picked up the part last night for $45, installed it right there and the gauge works for the first time and no check engine light. Thanks again.
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I would also like to say thank you. I have had the same problem for over a year and haven't had it fixed because of the outrageous expense I was quoted. I picked up the part for $53 this morning and within 5 minutes had a working gauge. It's great to not have to watch the trip odometer anymore.
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