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#1 katelyndon

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

hi, need help. went shopping with half a tank of diesel. at junction i stalled the car. now light is on saying tank nearly empty. 2003 mondeo zetec 2.0dci. any ideas.  no, car hasnt been siphoned



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Welcome Along Kate :)

 

It sounds like your fuel sender unit is stuck, I had this on my MK2 Focus.

 

I find that driving over potholes helped to shake it loose again and give some decent readings, but if its a regular occurrence you may well need to replace it.

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Welcome Along Kate :)

 

It sounds like your fuel sender unit is stuck, I had this on my MK2 Focus.

 

I find that driving over potholes helped to shake it loose again and give some decent readings, but if its a regular occurrence you may well need to replace it.

 

Moving to the Mondeo section...



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:03 PM

thank you, it is the first time this has happened



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

I had this after I drove over a bumper (transit van crashed out on a motorway) the bumper smacked the fuel tank and the vibration locked the FSU up. I went over a few potholes and shook it loose and it was fine again.

 

Try taking it over a bumpy trek a few times and that should shake it loose.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:36 PM

This happened to me the other day, exactly the same way, I set off in third gear and it stalled, I turned the key and the fuel needle was registering nothing, the computer said zero miles left and the fuel light was lit.........quarter of a tank of fuel left at least!

 

I stopped and restarted 3 times with no avail,so started driving home and after 7 miles everything slowly returned to normal!

 

good to know it is nothing serious!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

Yeah the problem with the FSU is its one of the few "truly mechanical" parts that are left on modern cars. Like a float in a toilet basin, it behaves the same and if it gets stuck it can read all sorts of weird results...



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

toilet basin>? Float (er)......trying to tell us something?  :lol:



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

lol, hopefully my message was never the less understood :P



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

thank you all for the replys. and yes after a few bumps it went back to normal, thanks again

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Glad to hear it :-)

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