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Fuel gauge problem

When i drive my van a 98 r reg escort 55 1.8d the fuel gauge moves to empty even though i have just filled it up, when dont accelerate it moves back towards full but cant decide where it wants to be, it wont work as normal...

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  • kmrwales Mar 04, 2009

    where do find the sending unit and how can i test for this and fix?

  • Shadow1989 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the sending unit is bad..

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Yes the sending unit is defective, to replace it remove the back seat cushion, under it u will find a sheet metal plate, remove this plate and u will find the access plate on the top of the fuel tank, undo the retaining ring with a brass drift or wood mallet (don't use anything with iron or steel u may cause a fire), remove the sending unit/fuel pump module and reverse to reinstall. Be careful to not break the fuel module connector on the top of tank, also make sure you have less than 1/2 tank of gas or it will spill all over when u remove the sender.

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