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Old 3rd July 2011
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Question How to replace fuel level sending unit in Saab 93 Aero 2004

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I'm pulling my hair a little bit on that one. My fuel level sending unit seems shot (reads empty when I fill up, eventually resumes reading when the tank is about half-full - well now when it's almost empty, it's getting worse and worse). I have the replacement part and I'm trying to locate where the fuel level sending unit access is on my car. Is it on the right side of the trunk by the tank (see pic)? Or is it under the rear seats (also see pic)? I'd appreciate it a bunch if someone could guide me. Unless it's under the spare tire? I've read a few threads about this and can't seem to understand where this darned thing is!

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There is no access panel; the correct procedure is to drop the tank and then remove the fuel pump/sender unit from the top. Many people have cut an access hole in the previous generation 9-3's and maybe some on the newer ones. Dropping the tank is usually not really that bad; just get the fuel level as low as you dare first so the tank is light.
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Really? That's a bummer, I was under the impression that you could access it from the trunk (plus I just filled up!). How do I drop the tank? Do you change it from underneath the car once you've dropped the tank?
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Thanks to N2STY for this one:

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...ht=fuel+sender
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Wow, thank you so much. I think I'm going to have go take it to the mechanic for that one though...
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Wow, thank you so much. I think I'm going to have go take it to the mechanic for that one though...
Yeah if it's not something your comfortable doing yourself, have your mechanic do it, but you'll still want to wait until the fuel level is low to make it easier for them.
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I guess I could do it. I just wonder if my mechanic would charge me more than the $100 or so of tools I'd need to do the job myself (mostly the hydraulic jacks and 3 axle stands).
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I have a 2006 2.8 V6 and have the dancing needle problem. I wish to change the fuel sender unit. Is this part [22672171] (some call the part 10 22672171) the same for that engine?
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I guess I could do it. I just wonder if my mechanic would charge me more than the $100 or so of tools I'd need to do the job myself (mostly the hydraulic jacks and 3 axle stands).
It's about a 2. 2.5 hour job.... .5 hr longer if you have to drain a lot of gas slowly.
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I have a 2006 2.8 V6 and have the dancing needle problem. I wish to change the fuel sender unit. Is this part [22672171] (some call the part 10 22672171) the same for that engine?
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While EPC gives a separate part number for the fuel sender unit on the B207 2-liter engine, it does not give a separate part number for the B284 2.8 liter engine. The sender unit on the B284 motor is integrated with the pump! Is this strange?
At least this is what my EPC (2009 release) says!

Fuel tank (2006 - 2009), B284, CA, US
Article : Fuel pump
PartNo : 12763086
Order Quantity : 1

Fuel tank (2003 - 2009), B207, CA, US
Article : Fuel gauge sensor
PartNo : 22672171
Usage : (OBD II)
Order Quantity : 1
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I have a 2006 2.8 V6 and have the dancing needle problem. I wish to change the fuel sender unit. Is this part [22672171] (some call the part 10 22672171) the same for that engine?
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Did this part fix your gauge problem? The only solutions that I have seen is for the 4cyl model
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Just as a note, the XWD cars have two sending units, one of which is not being produced. This is because the drive shaft forced them to go to a "U" configuration for the shape of the tank.
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