Fuel Sender Unit
Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:17 AM
i hope it works for you this time mate
Took out the unit again, tested it, fuel gauge goes up and down correctly. So had a look inside the tank, no obvious signs that it's getting stuck on anything, so will fill her up and see what happens.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:07 PM
If you ever need to access the top of the petrol tank, its possible without too much dismantling...
1. Remove both rear seat base cushions. There should be a 10mm screw underneath the boot lining, one each side, and the fronts are held in with clips.
2. Remove the seat belts - a 14mm nut either side.
3. Remove the rear centre console - 2 x 10mm bolts at the front, and two more underneath the boot mat - can access these from inside car buy removing the panel behind rear seats.
4. By judicious jiggling and wriggling, you can remove the rear centre console without having to take the rear seat upper cushions off.
5. There should now be an inspection cover with two cross head screws. There is a wiring connection and a grommet.
6. Removing inspection cover reveals the top of the tank. There is one petrol pipe which is a 17mm banjo style fixing, with a metal washer on both sides. There are also two rubber pipes secured with spring loaded clips.
7. The fuel pump and gauge sender are inside the tank and require removal of the 8 or so 8mm screws. Can either use a crosshead screwdriver or a socket. When all out the pump and sender unit can be withdrawn from the tank.
With ignition on you can manually alter the position of the sender unit and watch the gauge slowly respond. The low fuel warning light will probably come on as not immersed in fuel.
Reassembly is reverse of dismantling, but note that the seal between tank and sender can shrink slightly, and may need stretching slightly with a hooked scriber.
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