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How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indication

Postby Densil » March 7th, 2013, 2:27 pm

anyone know if you can service or repair the fuel guage for a tiida hatchback?.....filled up my tank the other day and it never went further than 3/4 tank on the guage......i think the mechanism in the tank is probably sticking intermittently......sticking on the way up and on the way down......anybody got some tips?
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Re: Tiida fuel gauge repair /change?

Postby Densil » March 26th, 2013, 5:58 pm

So see i aint gettin no tips..i decided to investigate for myself.....so i got up this evening and decided to have a go at it..

So...
First and foremost...please disconnect your battery poll or polls before you start.....there are electrical connections near the tank and removing them could generate a spark that could ignite the gasoline vapours....be careful!!!

1. Removed back seat......4 - 14 bolts.
2. Locate gas tank entry point.
3. Turn and release 3 screws on cover.
4. Disconnect electrical and return fuel line from cover.
5. Turn counter clockwise and remove screw cover.
6. Slowly lift and tilt to remove pump assembly. note: Fuel has to be drained out...so lift and wait. when almost out..you have to tilt it so you wont damage the "float" and the metal arm.
7. investigate cause of problem.
8. remove black plastic cap holder.
9. remove float and rod.
10. begin cleaning.

it turned out it wasn't stiction, but the metal contacts were very dirty. I didn't take a picture of it before i started to clean it...but it was so dirty you couldn't make out the metal terminals in the middle at all....so.....armed with a paint brush...a pencil eraser...and a surgical knife....i went to work....took about 5-7 minutes and everything was cleaned. Mounted everything back up....put it back into to the car. (note: screw cover was harder to go back in...so used some wd-40)
Guage works!!! before it was reading 1/4 tank....now its reading 1/2 tank.......
So its just to go to the gas station and fill up to see if it really solved everything..will keep you posted.
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clean!
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dirty
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all cleaned!!
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dirty metal contacts....already started to clean it
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fuel pump assembly
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disconnect stuff and remove screw cover
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removed cover
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entry point
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Re: Tiida fuel gauge repair /change?

Postby Densil » March 26th, 2013, 5:59 pm

some more pictures or rod and float assembly
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Re: Tiida fuel gauge repair /change?

Postby IvanTerrors » March 26th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Hmmmm very informative.

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby ruffrider27 » March 30th, 2013, 7:37 am

just a reminder 2ners before you do any work in the gas tank please disconnect the battery ground terminal,densil try it next time

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby *$kїđž!™ » March 30th, 2013, 9:06 am

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby black start » March 30th, 2013, 2:47 pm

nice thread opie. real descriptive and informative. sure it will help other tuners later on

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby eViLwOn » March 31st, 2013, 7:35 am

Very informative post. Not recommended for your average do-it-yourself folks.
Some degree of expertise required.
Much thanxs...

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby Densil » April 1st, 2013, 9:15 am

Thanks for the comments guys.......thanks ruffrider for that tip about disconnecting the battery poll......i didnt do it....but i see your point now...it could have gotten real messy.....i will edit it in.

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby Densil » April 1st, 2013, 9:16 am

Update: Everything works just as it should now...no more problems.

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby eViLwOn » April 1st, 2013, 2:59 pm

Densil wrote:Update: Everything works just as it should now...no more problems.



Hi Densil, really glad that you got your situation ironed out. My fuel tank gauge is acting up and I guess that the contacts need cleaning. The problem in the Y12 is that I have to unbolt the entire rear seat before accessing the fuel pump which is a royal pain to begin with. Will have it cleaned when I go on vacation.

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby QG » April 11th, 2013, 2:15 pm

Interesting post

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby bluespeed » October 4th, 2013, 8:07 pm

will be attempting this tomorrow

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indicatio

Postby Musical Doc » December 26th, 2013, 11:45 am

Great post. Interesting cuz I was wondering how to change the fuel filter and stuff. Turns out that you have to change the entire fuel assembly if you're changing the filter(if I'm wrong correct me please) An at motorist it costs over $3000... great price right? :/

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indication

Postby gurmuk » October 23rd, 2016, 5:08 pm

so am

I tried this but now my gauge is telling me e all the time.....The tank had fuel in it before i reinstalled the pump assembly. I took out the unit a few times and still on E

Whats the issue there?

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indication

Postby venum » June 12th, 2019, 11:54 am

good info, excellent DIY

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indication

Postby eitech » June 12th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Good info. Was this a problem that got worse with age or suddenly?

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Re: How to clean Tiida fuel tank gauge for correct indication

Postby shaheed_m » September 22nd, 2021, 8:51 am

Densil wrote:anyone know if you can service or repair the fuel guage for a tiida hatchback?.....filled up my tank the other day and it never went further than 3/4 tank on the guage......i think the mechanism in the tank is probably sticking intermittently......sticking on the way up and on the way down......anybody got some tips?


Good day.
What did you use to unscrew the plastic ring on the pump?
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