In my 1993 940, I seem to be having a curious problem with the gas
gauge. It consistently reads about 2 US GAL less than it should...and
if the car hasn't been run in a while, it will read empty until 5-10
minutes of driving, when it will slowly creep up.
I will be taking the car in soon for a full systems checkup, so perhaps
something will come about there. What are some danger signs or things
to look for in a 940 sedan with 130,000 miles?
first , you can try to shorten the signal from the trunk, so it should display
If that works, it's most likely the part in your tank..
If not, it's most likely the instrument-cluster.
However, it might also be bad wiring, so you might also want to check by
shortening the curcuit on the cluster too, just to be sure.
I had to replace the tank-unit in my 200-series. It would show full tank, then
half tank, then suddenly drop to empty.
However, while it was on empty, I still had A LOT of fuel left.
My sending unit in the tank was defective, as I think yours is.
My mechanic told me it would be about a $600 repair (after I spend $500
on brakes and suspension) so I decided to save this repair for later
and have just been filling up every 350 miles. That seems to be working
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.