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Fuel gauge in 1998 vauhall corsa stuck on empty

It used to remedy itself if I thumped the dashboard hard enough, but even that doesn't work now...

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This can be the gauge but most likely it is the fuel level sender inside the fuel tank that is causing the problem.

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  • Amanda Oct 31, 2012

    Thanks Dennis. Is this something I can tackle myself (minimal technical abilities and tools.....) or is it a job for a mechanic?

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    yadayada Oct 31, 2012

    You need a floor jack and safety stands and really good set of all types of hand tools to complete the job. This is just a guess on my part and needs to be confirmed by a hands on inspection of the fuel level indicator system

  • Amanda Oct 31, 2012

    Right - a job for a mechanic! If it was a case of tinkering with the dashboard I'd probably have a bash myself, but I think I'll leave this to a professional. Thanks for all your help Dennis, much appreciated.

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the sending unit inside the tank has a open circuit that will not complete the signal to the dash gage. The tank will have to be dropped to replace this. The fuel pump is also a part of the sending unit. The part is not very cheap neither

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