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Fuel fault tdi????

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by WOLF, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    My fuel light and beeper came on so i pulled into garage and put £40,upon getting back in the car and turning ignition on the fuel light and beeper were still on and the gauge hasn't gone up.................any ideas guys??
     
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  3. Greg190t

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    Level sensor in the tank has failed?
     
  4. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Well i thought about the float level in the tank to start with but dont know,sounds feasable i guess...........
     
  5. Greg190t

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    Not a lot else controls it mate, unless you dials have given up
     
  6. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    All other dials work fine,temp guage,centre display etc so yeh maybe your right.
     
  7. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Any idea wheres the best place to get one?
     
  8. Greg190t

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    I'd ring GSF for one
     
  9. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Or eurocarparts,cheers mate......appreciate the imput:beerchug::icon_thumright:
     
  10. Greg190t

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    Euro's will be piss poor quality
     
  11. WOLF

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    gsf then:lmfao:
     
  12. sumo

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    Before you buy a new sender give the bottom of your tank a thump to see if its just stuck.
     
  13. BakPak

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    Ran my tank very low once and the sender stuck in that low position. Took a few miles driving before it freed itself. So yeah give the tank a few thumps!
     
  14. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Ive thumped the tank and put more fuel in but no joy,dealer part only at £90 so ill try a used one if ican find one!
     
  15. WOLF

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    Can anyone recomend a decent audi breakers or another outlet to buy one from?
     
  16. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    So i got myself a new level sender,ive removed the rear seat to find 2 plates with 3 screws.passenger side has exhaust heat shield and drivers side has top of tank,theres no sender in sight so were the hell is it????

    Help guys im stumped
     
  17. sumo

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    Passenger side is for a quattro ie saddle tank has twin sensors.yours will be on the drivers side and the sender will be attached to the fuel pump inside the tank.
     
  18. WOLF

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    I expected to see it under the inspection plate but all there is is the top of the tank.....no sender or pump.....confused
     
  19. sumo

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    Sorry my bad its in the boot under the carpet, inspection plate with 3 crosshead screw's.
     
  20. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Yeh already found it mate but how do i get the full pump out of the tank,doesnt seem to fit through the hole
     
  21. WOLF

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    pm sent:icon_thumright:
     
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  23. sumo

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    Hi mate, it will fit with the sender fitted its just a bit tight. Is there a long pick up pipe fitted? If so pinch the clips on top of the pump and lift it out of the tank.
     
  24. WOLF

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    Pickup pipe.......there a few pipes lol.
    It seems to have a metal bracket type cage on it so its really a bulky thing to extract.
    Do i need to remove the top part(the bit where the electric plug and full lines clip on to)its pushes up and down?
     
  25. sumo

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    No don't take it apart ie top and bottom parts.
     
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    Ok,
    im going to try again tomorrow,im going to turn it and hopefully it will come out.

    appreciate the imput sumo:icon_thumright:
     
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    No problem, will come straight out tomorrow!
     
  28. WOLF

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    fingers crossed mate:salute:
     
  29. WOLF

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    Eventually got it out and fitted new sender................Arghhhhh its not worked and still got the fuel beeper and no fuel guage!
    £73 and still the same problem is annoying.
     
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    any fault codes showing ?
     
  31. WOLF

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    Im just trying to get a diagnostic done so anyone localish to doncaster fancy plugging me in?????
     
  32. WOLF

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    Uhhh,so now my guage is working (slow to rise but eventually) but the beeper and fuel light telling me to refuel....WTF:wtf:
     
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  33. BakPak

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    Could be a gauge or DIS issue dude. All that beeping would destroy me...
     
  34. WOLF

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    The beeping is very annoying,next job is change the cluster..........
     
  35. S4_dan

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    Next job would be to do a full VCDS scan and an output test on the cluster to test the dials etc before just buying parts that 'might' be faulty.....
     
  36. WOLF

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    Yeh vcds first before buying a cluster is what i meant;)
     
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    Tell me u checked fuses before spending that money?
     
  38. WOLF

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    Yes i checked the fuses:icon_thumright:
     
  39. WOLF

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    And as if by magic...................everything working fine:think:

    Strange one.
     
  40. Josh84

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    I have the same problem with my a6. It happens maybe once every 3 or 4 months, but the dial eventually goes up on the same day. Was at a garage 1 time when it happened they couldnt see any faults or find why it was doing it.
     
  41. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    It appears the guage fault isnt cured but comes on/off intermittently.................borrowed a mates plug in reader,engine/srs,a/t and abs checked but came back with no fault codes..........i would have thought some error coe would have been found.............??
     
  42. WOLF

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    Im amazed you knowledgeable lot cant help here:racer:
     

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