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Old 11-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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Car is going in 2morrow for a warr. replacement of my fuel sender.

To be nice and help speed the replacement up - I have taken Everything - out of the back of my car.....(No i don't mean emptied the trunk, i mean the back seat, brackets, the works - even the side inserts in the trunk - all out... )

Question; How much gas should I leave in? Do they need to drain the tank?
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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Do you mean fuel pump? If so, there should be a hatch in the floor of the trunk right behind the back seat on the passenger side. Once you remove the hatch, the fuel pump is right underneath that and can be easily removed from the top without dropping/draining the tank. I don't think the location has changed from MY02 to MY07.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:00 AM   #3
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It could be the fuel pump... I would think the fuel sender is part of that overall unit..?

Here is the deal,

I got my STI last May, and ever since i got her, she never really showed a full tank. As time went on, I would fill it up and it would show less and less in there.

I got around to taking it to Avondale Subaru (where I got it) and they told me its a known issue that has been hitting many newer STi's from the So.Cal / AZ area.

They said it was the 'fuel sender.' (Edit for bad english: I don't care either way so long as I can get the gauge to read somewhat true. )

My removal of things should just speed up the repair process - or so I hope... I Really don't want to be stuck at the dealership for 3 hrs (as that was the first time quote.)

I just dont want to fill up and have them drain the thing...$3+/Gal = eek.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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i did these not too long ago on an 07 sti. I am sure the tech working on your car will be very gratefull for you doing that. they wont need to drain any gas, don't fill up, just go in there with what you have. we actually replace both sending units at our dealership, i am sure they will too.The job does take a while to do, the pump and units are not that easy to remove and reinstall and there is some soldering that needs to be done. shouldn't take 3 hours though.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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i did these not too long ago on an 07 sti. I am sure the tech working on your car will be very gratefull for you doing that. they wont need to drain any gas, don't fill up, just go in there with what you have. we actually replace both sending units at our dealership, i am sure they will too.The job does take a while to do, the pump and units are not that easy to remove and reinstall and there is some soldering that needs to be done. shouldn't take 3 hours though.
Is the difficulty with the sending unit and not necessarily the pump? I replaced the pump on my MY02 and didn't have to solder anything. If I remember right, it took less than 10 minutes from hatch open to close to replace just the pump. Not sure what the rest of the sending unit entails though.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:00 AM   #6
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I almost never see full on my 05; best I can usually get is a bit above 3/4. But since empty is still accurate, I haven't bothered to cracked it open to check the floater.

SpectoRex, do you know what the sender parts cost?
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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the tank doesnt have to be empty but the tech who works on your car is going to be really thankful for you taking all that stuff out of the car. but yes teh fuel sending unit is attached to the pump but the pump doesnt get replaced when we change them out. the soldering is because the fuel temp sensor is hard wired to the fuel lvl sending unit and they dont send us a new one of those when we replace the fuel lvl sending unit.
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Old 11-22-2007, 02:37 AM   #8
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1st off - thanks to every1 for posting. I have a better understanding for the part and issue now.

2nd - The replacement seemed to go well. I was in and out within an hour.

But, the problem seems to still be there - although, not as bad as before.

I topped off just after getting the car back and the needle went up towards full, but stopped Just shy of the full line itself.
Now, maybe they changed my07 so that "point" is the Full mark.. but my04 wrx went to the line and even Beyond it if I over filled.
(Kinda miss that car ... lots go good times)

As for the removal of parts on my end - heh - Glad I could make their day easier.. Its kinda neat for me - I look back and see direct to my spare tire... Added road noise - Really feels like a rally car now

I will enjoy it while I can.. baby in 1.5 months and the car seat will need a place.
Someone used the term - BabyCaPult - Think it should be a slogan for us Dads

Edit: Happy Turkey Day all
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:02 PM   #9
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There are 2 fuel sending units in the STi. The main one where the fuel pump sits, and the sub sender on the left side of the tank if you look at it from the rear of the car.

I had similar issues, replaced the sub sender and things seem to better.

Sometimes it could be either sender or both.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:31 PM   #10
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wow... i posted about this a while back and was looking for it as the issue is back again! Glad you found it b'c i didnt want to make another thread.

Its still under Warr. for a bit more... So one of these days im gonna go bug fish @ work.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #11
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Great....
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:08 AM   #12
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i have this problem kinda>..... if i ride awhile with my gas light on it does not go back to the full line when i fill up. but if i fill up right when light comes on or right before it is going to come on it reads full after a fill up...
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