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FREELANDER2 -having problems with faulty fuel display

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FREELANDER2 -having problems with faulty fuel display.Gauge sometimes drops to zero even when tank has fuel in it.Gauge slowly recovers.Suspect faulty sensor.Model is 2010,auto,diesel,25,000miles only.Is this a DIY fix or workshop? From T.XXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX

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Hello and Welcome...

My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise you..

Im sorry to see you have had a wait.

With this issue - you canget faults with the fuel gauge - but usually if its a dash cluster fault - you will have trouble with more than just the one gauge. Coupled with how you describe the fault, this is 99.9% sure to be the sender unit in the tank..

It will have to be removed and tested - I don't know your level of expertise or what tools you have etc - Its not what I'd call a DIY job - it requires a reasonable level of mechanical expertise and a fair array of mechanics tools and equipment.

The unit has to be removed from the tank - the actual sender unit can then be mechanically actuated while the gauge is watched for operation - and too - it can be tested with a meter to be sure --

I suspect it will be found that it needs to be replaced with a new unit - so its just a case now of whether you feel you can do the above or not.. You dont have to use a dealer - any smaller type garage can do this for you and the costs would be considerably less than dealer labour rates / charges..

They will start by checking the circuit for any issues in the wiring / connections etc then progress from there as above.

When the fuel system is disturbed as it will need to be -the system then has to be bled for the engine to start and run....

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