[A4] Gas "Gauge"
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 16 12:39:46 PDT 2008
Definitely with the car standing still, I don't know about in the on position with the engine off.
I think connection is first stop, was just kind of querying the list to see if this is a common issue with a common culprit. Many of the problems I've seen in the past seem to follow that pattern.
> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:27:39 -0500
> From: gt40mkii at gmail.com
> To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [A4] Gas "Gauge"
> Does it happen while the car is standing still with the engine off?
> I'd still give a quick look to the connector at the gas tank.
> In fact, if it were me, I'd remove the sending unit from the tank and
> test it manually by moving the float arm through its full range of
> motion and check either the gauge reading or the voltage (using an
> analog multimeter.) You want to see a smooth reaction from the
> multi-meter or the gas gauge as you move the float arm through its
> full range of motion.
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Just started happening yesterday. I'm at about half-full. Since it began
> > yesterday, it's been happening consistently going between correct and nada
> > on say 10-second to 1-minute intervals.
> > derek
> > ________________________________
> > > Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:16:43 -0500
> > > From: gt40mkii at gmail.com
> > > To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com
> > > Subject: Re: [A4] Gas "Gauge"
> > >
> > > On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Basically, gas gauge fluctuates between an accurate reading and empty.
> > Of course when it gets to empty I also get the idiot display warning and
> > accompanying beep. Is there a commonly known weak spot in the associated
> > electrical connections say at the sending unit, on the cluster, a ground
> > etc? Something else at fault here that?
> > >
> > > Does this behaviour happen all the time or only when the fuel level
> > > drops below a certain level?
> > >
> > > Typically, when a fuel gauge fails, its the sending unit. This
> > > doesn't sount like that. My first suggestion is to check the
> > > electrical connections, particaularly at the fuel tank. I believe
> > > they're accessable via a removable panel in the floor of the trunk,
> > > near tyhe back of the back seat, on the passenger-side.
> > >
> > > --
> > > -- Robert
> -- Robert
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