Renault 19 Petrol guage not working

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Renault 19 Petrol guage not working

Post by Discotrout » 10 Feb 2004, 17:55

My petrol guage just suddenly stopped reading, so petrol levels have become pure guess work!
Any advice at all?
Many thanks in advance
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Post by philhoward » 10 Feb 2004, 23:10

If the temperature gauge (has it got one?) still works, then the clever money is on the sender unit in the petrol tank.
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Post by Discotrout » 10 Feb 2004, 23:17

Thanks Phil, temp gauge still works.
Do you think this is an expensive job?
Any ideas/experience?
Cheers [:)]
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Post by philhoward » 10 Feb 2004, 23:28

Check out GSF for a price; not having owned a R19, I'm not sure, but most sender units can be accessed via a big grommet under the rear seat (assuming tank is there, or course!).
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Post by reblack68 » 11 Feb 2004, 02:31

It's at the front end of the boot, just behind the rear seats. There's a rubber cover, when you remove that you will find 4 pipes and a multiplug. Remove those (noting where they were although they are different sizes) and knock the locking ring round. I know all this cos I had to fit a new tank last week.
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Post by Discotrout » 20 Feb 2004, 19:03

Cheers reblack, is this something i can fix myself?
Do i need a part? or does something just need dislodging?
Any special procedures before tampering with anything? I don't wann blow myself up!! :o)
Cheers again
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Post by reblack68 » 21 Feb 2004, 19:27

I don't know without looking what's wrong. Try wiggling stuff to see if it bursts into life. Yes, is should be something you can do yourself. Beware of fuel dripping off the unit into your interior (put newspaper down) and bear in mind that the unit extends towards the rear end of the car (from memory) so it doesn't just lift out vertically. I've made it sound more complicated than it is, it's dead easy really.
A new sender appears to cost £54+VAT & delivery from GSF. Seeing as we're less than 100% sure that's what's wrong and it's an old-ish car I'd be tempted to try and get one from a breaker's.
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