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Old 04-07-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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On my beloved '01SLE, from reading the other messages I apparently have a bad sending unit. The gage stays on full until the actual fuel level is less than half, then it starts to move. DIC system works as long as I remember to reset it when I buy gas. Is the sending unit part of the fuel pump assembly under the access plate in the trunk? Can it be repaired or replaced without removing or replacing the pump? Anywhere to go to get some directions? I'm not an expert mechanic, but I'm not totally inept. It has 36K miles on it.
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Generally, the sending unit is attached to the pump, and you're better off just replacing it all at once.
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Thanks for quick response! Fuel pump looks to be ~$300.00 I guess I'll wait til I win the Powerball.
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LOL....

Well they're attached to each other in the tank, and generally as a rule of thumb, the sender'* will go out shortly before the pumps do....So it'* just insurance really. As for directions, try to find a Chilton'* or Hayne'* manual for your car, they can guide you through a fuel pump I would imagine.

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if you run it out of fuel it is a lot easier to change the fuel pump though..probably a $100-$150 part. labor is nasty when there is fuel though.
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if you run it out of fuel it is a lot easier to change the fuel pump though..probably a $100-$150 part. labor is nasty when there is fuel though.
Don't have to drop the tanks on these though if I remember right there'* a trap door under the rear seat.
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Don't have to drop the tanks on these though if I remember right there'* a trap door under the rear seat.
There is an access plate for the Fuel Level Sensor/Pump Assembly in the trunk. Take the trunk carpet out, the plate is on the right side towards the front of trunk, can't miss it.
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Woo hoo!

I was right about a car I don't own....Well kinda right...I thought it was under the back seat...but trunks is beeter
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LOL....
.... 4000th POST!!! W()()T!
LOL sorry.
Dang! Its now the 18th and you have over 200 more posts!
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