Fuel Level Sensor


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P0461 ACURA Possible Causes

  • Faulty fuel level sensor
  • Fuel level sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel level sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0461 ACURA?

  Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0461 ACURA code

  The cost of diagnosing the P0461 ACURA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected

  The output signal of the fuel level sensor does not change within the specified range even though the vehicle has been driven a long distance.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Incorrect fuel level reading

P0461 ACURA Description

  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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