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Why isnt my xsara fuel gauge going down after 200 miles since filling up?

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SOURCE: my low fuel light came on and the gauge read so but upon filling

Sounds like your fuel sending unit may be bad, or you have a hell of a leak. Should still be under warranty.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel gauge going up and down..low fuel light comes

replace fuel sender in fuel tank

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel gauge faulty / gives weird levels of fuel

The fuel level sensor is bad. The tank will have to be taken down to replace the level sensor. There is little fingers on the resistor that wear down and loose contact causing the gage to read incorrectly.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel tank gauge is not registering properly. after...

This is a very common problem with the Snate Fe. It is a scam so they can charge you $350 to replace a defective sensor. They know the sensors are defective and don't last long but it is a money maker so they have not done anything about it.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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This sounds like a bad fuel sender, this is inside the fuel tank, it operates like a float,theres an arm that floats atop the fuel and sends a signal to gauge, it sounds like its bad and needs replacing, you will need to drop the fuel tank to do this job, i would run the fuel as low as you can to make handling the tank alot easier.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

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