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 Post subject: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Hi I am having a lot of trouble with my fuel gauge because it is not working, I have replaced my cluster with the option 20 police dash and still my fuel gauge does t show anything. When I put it onto 2nd accessories it goes to full and then after 2 seconds it will just drop to empty without the empty warning light. Any help will be muchly appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:11 pm 
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its the sender in the tankn not the gauge..
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:10 pm 
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So what needs to be done? Do I need to replace/tighten something?
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm 
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replace the fuel pump itself.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:03 pm 
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so can you explain to me exactly what would be faulty with my fuel pump i have now? is it the fuel float?
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:30 am 
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its the fuel sender unit, not the pump, but the part the pump mounts to, it has the float and arm
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:28 am 
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So if i replace the fuel pump is the fuel sender unit included with that part or is that a whole different thing?
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:39 am 
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nope, the sender and pump are seperate..
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:43 am 
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okay and where would you recommend to get the fuel sender from? and just double checking that i won't need a new fuel pump?
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Take the pump out of the tank and have a look at it the sender 1st, might be that it's fixable.

I've not done this on my XH, but did a mates Magna, just be careful not to bend anything when you're getting the unit out through the hole in the tank.

Could be a loose or broken wire or the sensor arm has got jamed or come adrift, got to be worth a look before spending money and you'll get a better idea what parts you might need.
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:05 pm 
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okay thanks mate i will have a look, where abouts would it be situated to romove it from the fuel tank?
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:17 pm 
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I'm pretty new to the ute, but I'd expect it to be on top of the tank, lift the panel in the tub and it should be obvious. probably a round cover with a fuel pipe and some wires on it.

Not done mine, but there must be a gasket round the cover (probably rubber), just be careful with it and it can be reused.

Might be an obvious problem, might not. I don't know if you can isolate the sender from the fuel pump power supply to test it, but I wouldn't run the pump dry in case it packs up.

Also, don't smoke when you're taking the pump out. I was doing my mates magna and absent mindedly got to work taking the pump out with a cigarette in my mouth. No harm done thankfully.
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:21 pm 
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thanks heaps mate i will have to put it into play when its not raining cats and dogs. muchly appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:15 am 
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I intend to get into mine to have a look in there and change the fuel filter although I think that's outside the tank. If I get round to it before you do I'll post some pictures to help.

And you can bloody stop sending the rain up here!
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 Post subject: Re: Xh fuel gauge
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Its a piece of piss this job.

Take false floor off tank

disconnect wiring

Start engine let it stall

disconnect battery

make sure the area is well ventiliated

undo 6 screws on top of tank in a crosswise fashion

Take out pump. The pump will be the barrel thing, the sender mounts to the bracket and has the float on the end.

The sender just clips on and off.
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