Engine-Codes - Generic - P0460

P0460 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0460 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Fuel Level Sensor
  • Fuel Level Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel Level Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty combination meter

How is the P0460 code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0460 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0460 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

Even though the vehicle is parked, a signal being varied is sent from the fuel level sensor to Engine Control Module (ECM).

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Fuel level gauge improper operation

P0460 Meaning

The fuel level sensor is mounted in the fuel level sensor unit. The sensor detects a fuel level in the fuel tank and transmits a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The fuel level sensor consists of two parts, one is mechanical float and the other side is variable resistor. The fuel level sensor output voltage changes depending on the movement of the fuel mechanical float.

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