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now my fuel gauge is acting up. i called the dealer, sure enough he said they have been "failing left and right" he checked to see if he still had any sending units left in stock he did, so next tuesday i go to get it replaced
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What do you mean by "acting up" ? I realize there's only so many things it can do, but I'd like to be aware of what's going on specifically.
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reading between 1/2 and 1/4 when the tank is actually full (or less than one gallon from full) and when it is malfunctioning i can watch it slowly climb from 1/2 to almost full while driving appx 10 miles
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Gotcha. Thanks.
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you metioned sending unit, please elaborate. the kia dealer i bought my sorento from will never see my sorento again, nothing but problems. i don't think they are even qualified to answer phone let alone my questions...anyway my gauge drops quickly until about 1/2 tank then within a few mile will drop to empty and back up to 1/4 or 1/2. or i seem to be able to drive on a 1/4 tank for the same distance that it took to burn through the first 1/2 tank...could this be the sending unit in the tank, loose wire of gauge...tim
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you metioned sending unit, please elaborate. the kia dealer i bought my sorento from will never see my sorento again, nothing but problems. i don't think they are even qualified to answer phone let alone my questions...anyway my gauge drops quickly until about 1/2 tank then within a few mile will drop to empty and back up to 1/4 or 1/2. or i seem to be able to drive on a 1/4 tank for the same distance that it took to burn through the first 1/2 tank...could this be the sending unit in the tank, loose wire of gauge...tim
yep, it sounds like your sending unit is bad
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I second that. Take it into a garage you trust (haha, I know - but you do have a backup plan, right?) and have them look at that.
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