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Oil level gauge not working. replaced sender unit. shorting wire to earth: oil level gauge moves up

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Check if sender fit your car, if good, maybe the problem is oil pump , dirty oil filter, poor quality engine oil

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Not working tachometer,mileage-meter,cruise control,kick down button,speeds have to push manual,model is an TLC-HDJ-81 1HD-T.AT- A442F.Where is computer unit what drive the AT.Is it possible everything comes from it??? Please,help me,i'm from Bulgaria,not so many SUV from this model here.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • lucke614 Nov 30, 2009

    Dear sir,i don't know where this sender stay.All connectors on AT is well fit it,but where from it comes-don't know.Also engine is start in"D",or"3","2",and "R" position,not only in "N" or "P".When i change gears manually-the car drive very good.

  • lucke614 Nov 30, 2009

    Engine oil is Polytron 5W40,in 3K km.Have change oil and filter in gear case before 6K km.I don't know where electric unit is stay to see the connectors and check it.Thank you very.

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