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Old 03-04-2002, 15:05   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Gauge Not working HELP!!!

This bloody guage hasnt been working fdor about 5 months now and i thought i might ask if any1 has had this happen its a eb II and the guage when i turn the car on goes full extent to the top of the guage then sits for a couple of seconds then drops all the way to the bottom and stays then until i restart car. I havnt been able to read fuel for that long and have nearly been stranded once its just starting to get to me. Please help...


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Old 03-04-2002, 15:24   #2 (permalink)
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Fuel pump sender is probably buggered. Not a cheap or easy fix, as the pump is a modular unit (I Think), and you may have to replace the whole pump unit, after you solved the challenge of getting into the tank, by unscrewing the top cap, disconnecting all the fuel lines, removing pump , and then putting it all back.....:oo1:
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My guage works, but isnt very reliable. I always read how many KM's I have done, to work out when I need to fill up.

ie.. Guage showed 1/4 when I started car. Drove to local supermarket (4km) and back. guage now showing empty.
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You forgot to mention the 6 traffic light drags you had on the way...:s6:
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I had this problem on my NB Fairlane about a year ago. While I replaced the in-tank sender unit with a new one, I also found that the old one was repairable by carefully removing the float arm from the unit and bending the wiper arm back so it again made contact with the variable resistance printed on the printed circuit bit. The PC board and arm wear over time so they no longer make contact. You have disassemble the unit to remove the arm to bend it though. Watch out you don't lose the spring when you do it tend to fly off when you pull the unit apart. Be acreful not to otherwise bend the float arm or you will stuff up the readings you get. You can test if it's fixed with a multimeter measuring the resistance (see your shop manual).
2 Ohms Low stop 12 Ohms Empty 2.3 Ohms pre EB II
66 Ohms Half 81.2 Ohms Pre EB II
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