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    Sxi 53 Fuel Dial Problems

    hi i have a 53 astra sxi the fuel guage shows empty even when there is fuel in the tank.this happens intermittently ,sometimes shows the correct amount then other times shows empty.Any ideas what the problem could be.Any advice would be most appreciated.

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    Unfortunatly this problem could be anywhere in the circuit from the sender in the tank to the guage at the front or a broken wire somewhere inbetween.

    I suppose with the guage not working you don;t want to take it down low on petrol to see if the yellow light comes on
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    i have had this a few times when i first brought mine.. it was depending on which angle the car was sat at when parked as i think the sensor is at the front of the tank and so if the car was sat facing up hill the petrol light would flash then if i went out and went down a steep bank and turned the engine off and back on.. it would show just above the red line with no light on.. i just topped mine up to the max and then let it get to half way and fill it up again.. saves running the risk of running out then.. havent seen my petrol light flash or come on (apart from when i turn ignition on) for about 2 1/2months now
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    i get the same problem if the drivers side wheels are up on the kerb then it shows that i have loads of petrol when its near empty and the opposite for the otherside
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    Quote Originally Posted by zucsri View Post
    i get the same problem if the drivers side wheels are up on the kerb then it shows that i have loads of petrol when its near empty and the opposite for the otherside
    Try some other clocks if you can get hold of any that you know work if it works that just leaves the sender

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