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Fuel Pump sensor. Easy DIY if you have a cut out center in rear seat unlock & fold down while in back seat lift carpet in the trunk right in front of it you will see a silver metal plate that covers the fuel pump & sensor remove it and the sensor is located on top right under plate. This is also to protect the sensor and fuel pump. You should be able to complete the task in about 30 minutes.

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    Try your fuel cap first,if not then a fuel pressure test or reference Partsgreek.com fuel pump and sending unit item #472407127266 by Spetra about $113. The fuel level sensor is built in the unit.

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