Every driver needs to depend on the car’s gas gauge when it comes to planning for a long road trip with gas stations in between. The amount of gas shown on the dashboard is mainly a result of a working fuel sender unit which transmits the current level. However, issues with the unit can cause the gauge to report incorrect fuel levels which can make long road trips a major hassle. So, it’s important to get the problem rectified as soon as possible.
The most common indicator of a fuel sender unit not functioning correctly is that the fuel gauge will show an empty tank when in fact the car is full of fuel. A subtler indication, however, is a fuel gauge that tends to jump up and down erratically, showing a full tank one moment and a half tank the next. If you are noticing these symptoms, the problem may very well be the car fuel sender unit. Also, keep in mind the possibility of a leaking fuel tank, which is a dangerous problem and can be identified by the smell of leaking petroleum.
Once your mechanic has determined that the fuel sender unit is not working properly, it has to be replaced. All cars use a slightly different unit with the latest ones using electrical sensors. So, to make sure that you buy the right unit always search our website via the current unit’s part number. If you’re still unable to find the right unit or are in doubt, do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away.