Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: The fuel gauge pointer does not move
Fuel gauge needle will not move from a certain position.
1.CHECK COMBINATION METER INPUT SIGNAL
Select "METER/M&A" on CONSULT.
Using "FUEL METER" of "DATA MONITOR", compare the monitor value with the fuel gauge reading on the combination meter. Refer to MWI-40, "Component Function Check".
2.CHECK FUEL LEVEL SENSOR SIGNAL CIRCUIT
Check the fuel level sensor signal circuit. Refer to MWI-40, "Diagnosis Procedure".
3.CHECK FUEL LEVEL SENSOR UNIT AND FUEL PUMP (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR)
Perform a unit check for the fuel level sensor unit and fuel pump (fuel level sensor). Refer to MWI-41, "Component Inspection".
4.CHECK FLOAT INTERFERENCE
Check that the float arm does not interfere or bind with any of the components in the fuel tank.