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06-27-2004, 10:27 PM
i was driving from my friends house last night and my gas meter was a millimeter above half full. and i whent just about 6 miles on the highway and when i exited the highway, my gas meter raised a quarter, so now i have 3/4th of a tank instead of 1/2. is this because i have been driving conservitly or is my guage ****ed? has anyone else had this problem? help please!

06-27-2004, 10:51 PM
Could be the fuel senson.

06-27-2004, 11:07 PM
i would assume it would be from your driving style at least from my own experiences with my gas gauge which does the same thing.

06-27-2004, 11:12 PM
Sam problem but instead of goig from 1/2 to 3/4 mine would go from full to empty and visversa. The problem that i had was the fuel sensor.

06-28-2004, 09:43 AM
how much is that fix if it is the fuel sensor?

06-28-2004, 10:18 AM
At a dealer(which i don't recommend) is $450. There is a write up on AW explaining how to do it

06-28-2004, 10:19 AM
Well maybe its more like $375, i can't remember. had 2 things fixed at the same time and both rapairs came to $550

06-28-2004, 10:33 AM
well the fuel guage on the A4 has always been funky. Never seems to read accurately. Lots of people have complained about this.

06-28-2004, 10:36 AM
I've been through three sending units and it always comes back after awhile. I just learn to live with it. I always reset my trip odometer and have a pretty good idea of how much further I can go before I need gas.

06-28-2004, 10:47 AM
I would have just left it cause i know how often(mileage wise) i need to refuel. But the thing that annoyed me the most and i couldn't stand is the constant "BING" when the guage went to empty. Its louder than the music and came on so frequently.

06-28-2004, 10:57 AM
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06-28-2004, 11:22 AM
hey thanks allot guys! all fixed

06-28-2004, 01:50 PM
so what ended up being the prob.

06-28-2004, 02:00 PM
fuel sensor

06-28-2004, 02:02 PM
you got it fixed already?

06-28-2004, 05:31 PM

06-28-2004, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Brrman
well the fuel guage on the A4 has always been funky. Never seems to read accurately. Lots of people have complained about this.

agreed, it seems to read depending on your current gas mileage, maybee like the last 5 miles. so it will increase slightly when you get on the highway after driving in the city. at least mine does. i always thought it was normal.

06-28-2004, 09:24 PM
my needle always moves. it seems to change with driving style if im a constant rpm(like on the highway) it shows i have more gas but if im all over the rpm's like gettin on it around town it shows less gas
also thought it was normal