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1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Post by PeteB » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:30 am

Fuel Gauge is not going to full, I'll pull the sensor unless there are other suggestions.

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Re: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Post by Klausc » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:56 am

My older 1994 and current 1995 had the same problem. For the 1994, I took the sender apart (canister type) and cleaned the top portion of the sender. With the 1995, last summer, I took the sender out and just made the internal slide go up and down a half dozen times - it has worked properly ever since.
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Re: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Post by PeteB » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks, was hoping for something easy!

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Re: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Post by misha » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:46 pm

What could be easier than that?!
About 15-20min job.30 if you want to take it apart and clean it.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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