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Old 04-07-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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my gas guage reads half tank ..but i ran out of gas ...HELP
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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Did you fill up with shell gas. They have been having problems with there gas wrecking gas guages.
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:58 PM   #3
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Nope i only use mobil
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Old 04-08-2003, 03:06 AM   #4
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Gonna have to tow it in to somewhere and have them find out the problem... Could be any number of things. Needle, gas tank guage, etc.
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Old 04-08-2003, 04:26 AM   #5
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Did you fill up with shell gas. They have been having problems with there gas wrecking gas guages.
huh??? hows that?
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:49 AM   #6
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Did you fill up with shell gas. They have been having problems with there gas wrecking gas guages.
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Old 04-08-2003, 12:33 PM   #7
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naaa there was a gas station right down the road from were she went dry 2 gal. of gas in a gas can and drove it to the station and filled up no towing nessisary
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Old 04-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #8
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huh??? hows that?
Ref here

Looks like it only affects some parts of Canada.
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:45 PM   #9
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due to saddle type tank you have two sending units in series this could effect reading.get a copy of wiring diag by grounding connector the gauge will read empty.

with tank below half tank remove back seat and carpet in cargo area 2 access covers can be seen / remove - top of fuel pump units can be seen dis connect elect & fuel lines,remove nuts from the stud that hold units in place on tank. remove both fuel pumps with a ohm meter on leads to senders you can check for opens as you move float up and down

be VERY CAREFUL when reinstalling pumps DO NOT - DO NOT over torque the nuts and make sure the gasket is set correctly or you will get a e-light for evap
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:34 PM   #10
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I had a similar problem with mine. It was reading empty and still had 1/4 tank. Dealer replaced it under warranty. This is a semi-common problem with Subaru. They replace the fuel pump/sending unit. The fuel level reader and fuel pump are one unit...so you get them both replaced.


There is a thread in this FORUM about the problem I had. But the paragraph above sums up the whole thread.



Good luck.
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Old 04-09-2003, 01:29 AM   #11
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cool when it gets warm again ill try that thanks



D@#N COLD WEATHER a week ago it was 60-70 degrese
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Old 04-09-2003, 05:50 PM   #12
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I had a similar problem with mine. It was reading empty and still had 1/4 tank. Dealer replaced it under warranty. This is a semi-common problem with Subaru. They replace the fuel pump/sending unit. The fuel level reader and fuel pump are one unit...so you get them both replaced.


There is a thread in this FORUM about the problem I had. But the paragraph above sums up the whole thread.



Good luck.
My gauge is starting to do it really bad too...It shows the empty light after about 240 miles, so I will drive to a gas station (if im on a hill it does the same thing, but goes away after i start driving).

I fill up with a full tank of gas and only pump like 10 gallons (says its full too)... how long (mileage) is the warranty good for on that part???

I pump 93 octane btw (for my proecm chip).

-justin

(sorry if its hard to follow what im saying, the computer here is slow as poo and im tired :-p ).
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:39 AM   #13
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per SOA tech bulletin subaru would rather you fill your tank more-often and have more fuel in reserve than have one customer run out of fuel.
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:51 AM   #14
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SOA is REALLY starting to disappoint me...

If a piece of your car is not working properly (ie: gas gauge showing low when infact you arent)...something is wrong and that needs to be fixed. If your car is underwarranty you should DEMAND it be fixed (sometimes its the only way to get things done).

Now I doubt my car would fall in the warranty since I am at 52kmiles.


-justin
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