Fuel Guage (again)

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Sp!ke, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    My fuel guage never drops below half full. I am guessing that the sensor in the tank must be to blame but does anyone have any experience of these.

    How do I diagnose this to confirm the cause of the fault? Can the sensor be adjusted or be repaired? How easy/expensive are they to replace?

    Any advice appreciated.

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  2. SPS

    SPS Active Member

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    spike,

    my c200 fuel gauge stopped working 2 days ago after a filling the tank!.
    it stopped working and started working again and is now not working-kaput.
    it can only be one of 3 things,

    faulty sender unit-apparently there are two of them in my car,both only accesible from the underneath the car!-either faulty senders or loose connectors.

    loose connecter at the instument cluster end.

    faulty fuel gauge itself.-unlikely at 56,000miles.

    the haynes manual is a good source of where the items are located-for the 190e -there is a single sender located on the top of the tank ,access from the boot floor.

    has anyone experienced any similar problems with their fuel gauge on the c200?? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
  3. SPS

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    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    just some feedback-the fuel gauge is now working again itself.!!
    only thing i could think of was i overfilled the fuel tank or faulty electrical connection.

    keeping fingers crossed.
     
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    Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Hmmm,

    I wish mine would do that.

    Its a bit worrying when you just dont quite know how much fuel you got left.

    I usually run it until I have hit 300 miles from full and then fill up but one day its gonna catch me out for sure.

    I got to get it sorted before it does.
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