Question about 2007 Kia Sorento 4x4
After refueling the fuel gauge shows full,but driving about 30 miles the gauge will drop to 1/4 of a tank or will read E and the low fuel gauge light will come on,
The nature of the gauge is that it should behave with a linear taper between full and empty. If it works when full but then malfunctions as the level drops, the variable resistor in the sending unit which is housed along with the fuel pump in the gas tank is almost certainly at fault. The sending unit will have to be replaced to fix the problem. Expect this to be an expensive endeavor.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
Actually if it is the fuel sending unit itself it is easy to repair. Just fold the rear passenger seat forward and you will see a square of carpet Velcro to the floor. lift that and wala there is your fuel pump/ sending unit. You can find the part on places like best price .com. rock auto, Parts geek, etc. Of course you can always go with your local auto parts store or dealer but the other places will save you some money and if you don't mind waiting a couple or so days it will be even cheaper. Most do offer next day or two day shipping for an extra charge. They sometimes get the part to you quicker than what they estimate. Simple job to remove and replace.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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