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940 1991 volvo estate

My fuel guage dont work is it the sender unit or the guage on the clocks thank you

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  • lgermanakos Jul 14, 2008

    my gas gauge doesn't work on my 91 940 gle, it has a recently installed sending unit (used) and supposedly it was installed by a experienced volvo mechanic who l assumed lined it up properly, my understanding is if the sending unit is not mounted at 12 o'clock, the float may not operate properly and give false readings on the cluster gauge, any information on what to look for would be greatly appreciated

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Your problem is fuel gauge is hanging up on the fuel pump. The slide bar/fuel sender is located inside the fuel tank alongside the fuel pump. Today I removed my fuel tank and replaced the pick up strainer on my fuel pump and previously my fuel gauge didn't work, but all I needed to do was slightly bend the slide mechanism and my fuel reading read correctly on my gauge. Previous to that I showed no reading on the dash meter.

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