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Broken fuel gauge???

Doh,

I have another irritating problem with my punto.

I've got an elx 1.2 V reg, its done 27000 miles and has a full service history. I've recently noticed that the fuel gauge has stopped working, its permanently stuck at halfway.

I done 90 miles and noticed no difference on needle, putting 10 of unleaded didn't make a diff.

Anyone else had this problem and how did they fix it. I've looked in my Haynes manual and all I can think of is replacing/cleaning the fuel pump and fuel gauge sender unit, but I'm not sure if that would do the trick. Any help much appreciated.

I'm no mechanic, but I've done a few bits on the car - would replacing the sender unit be something an amateur can do? Any idea how much a garage would charge to fix it?

thanks in advance

Dan
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Re: Broken fuel gauge???

It will be the sender unit, its farely common on Puntos

Someone I know got charged about 150quid (iirc) for repair. Dont know about doing it yourself, the Haynes says nothing
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The sender units are quite expensive (150 seems about right I think) Fitting it is a doddle of a job although it can become more time consuming if you decide to light up a fag at the same time! On the Mk1 the unit is accessed through a panel under the rear seat.
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Is the sender unit connected to both the gauge and to the little yellow low gas light? On my mk1 the gauge is always wrong but when the yellow thing flashes I have about 60-80KM more to go, so then its time to get more.
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