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Old 01-15-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question hmm.. thats odd. stupid gas light

This morning when i was leaving for work at about 4:30am (god i hate my job...) I had a little 'episode' with my fuel gauge / light. when i started the car, the guage showed full (which it had damn well better since i filled it less then 1km from my house on the way home last night...), but as i started to back out of the driveway the guage quickly dropped right to empty and the gas light came on. I stopped the car, turned it off, let it sit for a second, then turned it back on. again the guage showed full, but dropped to empty about 30 seconds later. I turned the car off once more, let 'er sit for a second, and turned it back on. This time the guage stayed on empty with the fuel light on. I drove to work with the fuel light on and the guage showing empty ('bout a 15 minute drive) and tried turning off/ on the car again. again the guage showed empty. Then when i left work at noon, everything was fine.

Now, it was pretty damn cold this morning (-25C, -43 with windchill...). Is it possible that this was just somthing caused by the cold, or does this sound like the beggining of the end for my fuel guage. I remember reading a few threads on here where people had their fuel sender (i believe thats what they called it...) go, and i was just wondering if this sounded like the begging of the same problem or if it was somthing that could be just brought on by the cold....


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Old 01-15-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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did you remove the key between the time you filled up and had the problem? the owners manual says you will have a guage accuracy problem if you don't. Hopefully that is all it was.
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-25C.........-43 with windchill. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, no way I would be out. That is just tooooo cold.

I hope things are fine now, concerning your fuel gauge. If it acts up again, I would just save myself the problem shooting and take it in for service.
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dave30, me too it was really cold this morning like you, and my gauge say the same thing, I think its just because of the cold temperature because my car was full.
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