Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 17:20:03 -0500
From: "A Shortt" <aj.shorttnospaml.com>
Subject: Re: fuel guage


Thanks for responding! After pulling the dashtop off, I was able to see in behind the cluster from outside the car looking through the windshield. It was simply a loose plug! Problem solved! "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message news:1137859379.728689.40160nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... > > A Shortt wrote: > > Recently the fuel gauge in my 9000CS (non turbo) quit. It has sprung back to > > life a couple of times, but fails to return once the car is restarted. The > > trip computer works fine which is how I've been gauging my tank. Any ideas? > > There is a float attached to a piece of hard wire connected to the fuel > pump. The fuel pump sits inside the fuel tank. As it swings up and > down inside the tank in response to the fuel level, the wire rubs > against a flat conducting surface. The change in electrical resistance > gives you the fuel readout on the instrument cluster. > > It is very unlikely the float and the hardwire contraption got stuck > inside the tank since you did not disturb it. But it could happen. Or > it could be something electrical outside of the tank which is over my > head. >

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