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Fill up the tank. Record the current odometer reading,Drive until the fuel gauge shows about half a tank. Fill up the tank and note how many liters went in. Subtract the recorded odometer reading from the current odometer reading. Divide by how much fuel you just put in. The result is km/l.
Hi. could be a number of things but a likely guess is the float on the in tank sender has sunk as it happened when you filled up. I don't know the sorento personally but often under the back seat there is a black plastic access panel to the fuel pump and sender assembly. under that will be the pump assembly with a 4 pin plug. 2 thick wires to the pump and two thin wires to the sender, If that's the case link out the two thin wires and the fuel gauge should go to the top with the ignition on. That will prove if its the fuel gauge sender. Jon
a bad fuel level in the tank should not cause the tank not to fill up,but it can cause bad readings to the gauge. so the tank may have had more fuel in it than you thought and that is why it wouldn' t take the gas as it should. then when you filled up the next time the fuel level was correct so it filled up like you knew it was suppose to.I suggest you monitor the fuel with your trip odometer and fiil up every 200 miles to make sure the gauge is reading like it should or you may run out of gas.
you can remove the cluster from the car pull the plastic cover off fill your car up so you will know where to put the full level at remover the pin simply by pulling on it it may seem like if wont come off but that is because it is supposed to be tight put it back in at empty and replace the cluster if the needle goes to full then it is right if not you put the pin in wrong retry till it reads full if the neddle just doesnt move then replace fuel pump
The fuel pumpmay have failed. Try having someone turn the key to the ON position while you listen under the car near the fuel tank for the fuel pumo to hum. If it does not, or it sounds like it is grinding, then it may have failed. A pressure test with a gauge would be need to check for proper pressure.