Fuel Sender Unit
Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:28 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:14 PM
1 - remove the two outside plastic pegs on the vinyal boot mat behind the rear seats
2 - lift it up enough that you can get to the bolt that is in the middle of each rear seat (10mm form memory)
3 - two 10mm bolts at the rear of the middle arm rest (lifting up the vinyal should be ample)
4 - lift the front of the rear seats, they are held in by pegs and pull upwards, then remove forwards.
5 - two 10mm bolts at the front of the middle arm rest
6 - remove the seat belts, and remove the middle arm rest, unclip wiring from top of fuel tank cover
7 - use pliers and remove clamps on the two fuel lines
8 - crack the bolt that holds down the middle fuel line (Banjo style bolt) and remove fuel line (don't loose the two washers!)
9 - remove the 8 or however many bolts that hold the fuel tank cover and remove cover, take care of the rubber gasket.
10 - now you can remove the fuel pump/sender unit
You can see it in the bottom left of this picture
Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:00 PM
Replacement is pretty straightforward, need to remove rear centre console and the pump and float unit is accessed through here.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:53 PM
Do I have to empty the fuel tank first?
Andrew, how much to get one from you, posted to Leicestershire? Any chance of a picture so I can see what it actually looks like?
Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:21 PM
However, if it is a float issue, then it would be w. You could remove the float assembly and with the ignition turned on so the fuel gauge circuit is energized you could operate the float manually and see what happens. You don't need to empty the tank as everything goes in from above.
Attached are a couple of photos. I have two in stock, one still with its fuel pump fitted, and one without, but its easy enough to transfer your pump from the old to the replacement.
The top connection has an electical connector which should undo easily, then three fuel fittings. One fairly large banjo connector, then two others - just mark the others so they go back on the right pipe!
£ 20 without pump, £ 30 with. £ 5 postage by standard parcels or £ 6.55 1st class.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:10 PM
I'll get back to you as & when I've done it.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:15 AM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:57 AM
Corroded areas on the resistive wire section could cause erratic readings.
On older cars the floats can stop floating but that doesn't sound like the problem.
If anyone has a spare instrument cluster you could plug it in temporarily to see if its a gauge problem?
Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:30 PM
That way the needle won't bounce with the waves in the tank as you drive over bumps.
Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:27 PM
Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:46 AM
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