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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vert, 252bhp
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Filled the tank up full then half way down the road the fuel gauge went to sleep and the fuel light came on.
Turned the car off and back on and it showed full again.
Been doing this for a few weeks now, any ideas ?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Car Model: One of the first RHD 9-5s
My 9-5 does the same thing on a full tank. The fuel sender mechanism is damaged in the fuel tank.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:03 am 
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Mine does the same but its completely dead now and its a tank out job apparently :wall:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:41 am 
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Matt-M is/was of the opinion that the sender could be removed from the top, underneath the back seat (on a 9-5 only maybe) when I was moaning about the fuel gauge on UTC being snafu when the level drops past the last 1/4. Not tried it yet though.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:45 am 
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I might take the rear seats out and anything else needed then cut the floor out to get to the top of the tank fix the sender then weld it all back up, what could go wrong :park: :loco:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:52 pm 
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Make sure you're dragging on a Woodbine too.

This is what be under my seat...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:05 pm 
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This is for the 9-3ss I think which is a tank out job, might have to pay to have the tank removed sometime and hope it can be fixed

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Gauge sits on a 1/4 for a bit then next minute the light is on.
Anyone done the sender on here?
Best place to get one too.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Ian78 wrote:
Gauge sits on a 1/4 for a bit then next minute the light is on.


Thats entirely normal behaviour in pretty much every SAAB ive driven.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:01 pm 
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Well I've had it for 3 and a half years and it's just started doing it.
Could have caught me out twice.
Luckily I keep a can of fuel for the lawn mower.
Doubt it would have made it to the nearest petrol station.
I'd say 15 miles from home it was on 1/4 got home and it was nearly empty.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:22 pm 
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I usually am told by SID I have 50 or so miles DTE when the light comes on and usually get sort of distance. And (touch wood) so far I can drive a couple/few miles when DTE is 0. And having left my wallet in the house I am hoping that remains true tonight.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:25 pm 
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Car Model: 9³ Aero 250bhp Maptun, Eibach
I knew someone would mention the SID.
That came on when I was pretty much on the driveway.
It just dropped so fast, one minute fuel next minute none.
I did take a picture of the gauge before putting the can in.

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