Re: Strange fuel indication problem w/'95 940 - Help!
> I have my '95 940 w/165K miles in a friend's shop. He is trying to figure
> out a problem with fuel indication.
> I recently had the fuel qty. sending unit replaced with new one after the
> old one died. Now, it indicates empty, complete with the orange warning
> light even though it has about four to five gallons left in the tank. The
> old sending unit never used to do this until I had about one gallon left in
> the tank which I figured was about normal. I don't have the owner's manual
> handy at the moment since it is with the car in the shop, but I imagine it
> mentions how much fuel should be left when the warning light comes on. Does
> anyone know?
> Also, though probably not related, the car "runs out of gas" and won't start
> while it is parked in my driveway, which is inclined downwards, even though
> it has four or five gallons in the tank. My mechanic friend points out that
> the pump is located at the very end (I can't remember if it is the forward
> or the rear end of the tank), but it still can't scavenge the remaining fuel
> in the sump unless the car is more level. My remedy is to add a gallon of
> gas so that the car starts, even though there is plenty left (4 or 5 gal).
> It never used to do this until I had the sending unit replaced.
> Anyone have an idea what is going on here?
I'd say you have the wrong sender, it doesn't reach the bottom of the
tank. The pump (and fuel pickup) is mounted on the end of the sender
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