Your vehicle uses a fuel level sensor that is in the fuel tank to operate the fuel level gauge. Follow the steps below to replace it.
Close the Gas and Power Lines
Raise the rear hatch or open the trunk and take out the tire. Detach gas as well as electric power cables to the tank.
Remove Wiring and Tank Bearers
Unclip the electrical cables using a pair of small screwdrivers. Remove Tank Holders. Take out three bolts on the bearers that support the tank under the vehicle
Drop the Car Tank
Gradually move vehicle's gas tank down (a smaller amount of gasoline makes the tank lighter to hold). Ask a friend to help you to hold the tank with each person holding the other end.
Take off Clips
Remove the clips on the electrical attachment at the top of transmitting device (you should not detach the gas pipe because fuel will come out from the tank.
Take out Lock Ring
Using screwdriver and hammer rotate the lock ring at the top of the transmitting device to line up the lock tabs and channels. Remove the locking ring. Spray with lubricating oil to minimize the friction when spinning the locking ring.
Remove Fuel Level Sensor
Take out transmitting device entirely from the gas tank. Locate the fuel level sensor. It is often situated on the very bottom part. Remove the clip from the harness and it slide off the sensor.
Fit new Fuel Level Sensor
Install a new gas level sensor. Repeat the steps from the last to the first in reverse to replace the units on the vehicle tank and you are finished. It will require roughly two hours to do re-assemble.
Note: When there is insufficient space to access the transmitting unit, you must decrease the volume of fuel in the tank first to reach the top. Decrease the tank fuel volume to roughly 1/4 tank of gasoline.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 12:56 AM