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I thought I was going a little mad. Suddenly an indication that I'm running virtually on fumes when I could have sworn I'd got plenty of juice left. Then it did it again last night, starting off with the reserve light on but then the needle slowly rising in small steps to where it should have been. Yay! Not mad!

So a Google tells me this is yet another 9-5 thing :cry: Does this sound like the baffle coming loose issue? And is there a simple way to check?

At least it's reading under rather than over. Thoughts anyone?
 

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Depending on mileage then most likely the sender resistance ladder has worn..sometimes it can help to remove and clean the connector at the pump.
You can also easily remove the pump then inspect and also check the resistance at the plug whilst moving the float up and down.

Occasionally it can be the baffles.
 

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The simple way to check is lift up the rear seat bottom, open the fuel pump cover, pull up the pump assembly and look around inside the tank.
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Simple but with a real possibility of blowing up half the street. I like it.

Depending on mileage then most likely the sender resistance ladder has worn..sometimes it can help to remove and clean the connector at the pump.
You can also easily remove the pump then inspect and also check the resistance at the plug whilst moving the float up and down.

Occasionally it can be the baffles.
Mileage is 124k. I'll look into the resistance ladder. This is on the verge of out of my depth so may have to pass over to a pro if it gets any worse.
 

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Not really but CJPeterborough's advice regarding checking resistance and cleaning contacts is a little out of my comfort zone. I suppose once I lift the seat and remove the cover it will make a bit more sense.
 

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If you can change a light bulb you should be able to perform the task.
However you do need a simple £5 multimeter...or borrow one.


The hardest part is shifting the sealing ring...you can buy or fabricate a tool however
a suitable drift and hammer does the job tapping on the ring at multiple points around it anti clockwise



https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525450&highlight=sender
 

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Lifted the seats and cleaned the few connections there but that made no difference. Watched a video on removing the pump, considered it and thought better of it. Not for me.

If it gets worse I'll take it to my local specialist. Thanks for the help though, I know more than I did.
 

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Yes. I've not seen one fixed in place but I'd imagine from the shape it snakes through the fuel tank stopping the fuel from draining front to back, left to right as the car moves. Once the pump was out you could see it floating around in the tank.
 

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I hate to jinx myself, as I had this same problem for about 6 months. So, each time I filled up I cleared the mileage range indicator and made sure to fill up at roughly 200 miles.

By itself, eventually it would work properly, only to repeat some 8-10xs.

However, it hasn't been a problem for maybe 5 months now

I bought her with ~ 88K miles. I doubt it was ever changed, and neither have I adding ~ 100K miles
 
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