ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Testing

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NOTE
The fuel level sending unit can be most accurately diagnosed while still in the vehicle with a full or empty fuel tank.

  1. Be sure that the ignition is turned OFF . Open the trunk lid or liftgate and turn back the carpet against the left side.
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  3. Unplug the in-line fuel connector.
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  5. With the ohmmeter probes placed at connector pins B and C of the sending unit side connector, check the resistance and compare it to the figures in the appropriate chart.
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  7. If the resistance reading(s) do not coincide with the figures in the chart, replace the fuel level sending unit.
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  9. Attach the in-line fuel connector and reposition the carpet.
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