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Fuel gauge shows empty even if the car id full! I have replaced one of the fuel senders but it did not work. I took it to a local electrician and he advised that it is a problem with the cluster unit. I doubt it! Please I need some assistance I don?t know how much fuel is in the car!!!

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    Cobus Bornman Oct 22, 2008

    could you maybe tell me how many fuel senders does it have ive read in some sites that there is 3 of them. the one i replaced is the one accecable in the boot where the fuel pump is. ive also seen on the site that there was a recall on these cars ragarding this type of problem!!

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    Cobus Bornman Oct 22, 2008

    thanks i just emailed Audi customer care. i beleve im heading in the right derection!!! thanks

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The electrician could be right, I too am an electrician, and my best guess for this is the wireing, make sure all wires leading to and from are in tip top shape. Any electrician can do this, Kragen does it for free I think, and Auto Zone might do it too. But it could be a ground wire, i had a similar situation but it was with my fuel pump. ground wire was worn and lost continuity.

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This oblem is caused by a defective fuel guage sending unit, it is in the gas tank, the tank must be removed to replace it. I believe the level sender only comes with a new fuel pump, about $275 for the part, and about 2 hours to install the part.

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    yadayada Oct 22, 2008


    MR2_5S-FE IS RIGHT ABOUT ALWAYS CHECKING THE CONNECTORS FOR ANY DAMAGE, WATER INTRUSION, CORROSION, BENT BROKEN AND SO ON, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE FUEL GUAGE SENDING UNIT, AND IT IS IN THE TANK, AS FAR AS THE RECALL GOES I HAVE NO INFO ON THAT, CONTACT AUDI, THEY WILL BE HAPPY TO CHECK ALL THE RECALLS YOUR PARTICULAR CAR IS IN NEED OF.


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