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 Post subject: FUEL GAGE SAYING ITS EMPTY......
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:40 am 
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hey the other day i was driving my car and i had just filled it up and the range went to 0 and the fuel light was flashing at me the car didn't stop it has since started to work again but i was just wondering if any one knew what was wrong with it plz help...... :cry: :cry:

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:58 am 
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My trip computer does that to me sometimes as well. I think it may have something to do with how i fill up. If i dont put much in sometimes it does it. Although it did it the other week for a whole tank. Just read 0 and kept beeping at me for the whole tank. Wouldnt worry about it...

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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:35 am 
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Is the fuel gauge itself operating correctly still?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:23 pm 
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well im not really sure if it is i will see how this tank goes i have been told it could be the fuel sender??
so im not sure yet but i will keep you posted i love my car i hope its nothing to bad!! my hubby seems to think its coz he over filled it....

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:39 pm 
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SYCWARD wrote:
well im not really sure if it is i will see how this tank goes i have been told it could be the fuel sender??
so im not sure yet but i will keep you posted i love my car i hope its nothing to bad!! my hubby seems to think its coz he over filled it....

Thats what i was thinking... could be the fuel sender...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:46 pm 
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If the tank was empty when you filled up, sometimes the float has a habit of getting stuck at the empty level. Its rare, but sometimes they can get stuck on the surge tank or the pivot gets gummped up.

A few bumps in the road or a bang on the bottom of the tank is enough to help it get its act together.

And the gauge is buffered, so can sometimes take a few minutes for it to display the true level.

It's happened to me a couple of times in the past and everyone now and then someone pops on here commenting about it.

Also, being a wagon, it means the wiring and connectors are exposed under the car. May have gotten dirty or wet.
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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:40 pm 
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hey there thanks for taking your time to try and help me out its seems to be working fine now

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:24 pm 
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In my old EA2 Falcon when you filled it up it wasn't unusual to see the gauge wander up to full, then suddenly empty, then wander up to full again... I don't know if it's related. I just assumed it was something in between deciding that the fuel sender was giving out an invalid value, so it showed zero on the gauge to get the driver's attention.
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