Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Testing

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  1. Remove the fuel pump, and then remove the fuel level sensor attached to the pump assembly.
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  3. Temporarily reconnect the electrical connectors for the fuel level sensor.
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  5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but Do NOT attempt to start the engine.
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  7. Move the sensor float up and down while observing the fuel level gauge. The gauge should move as the float is moved.
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The actual float resistance can be checked using an ohmmeter.

Sensor resistance is as follows, based on fuel level in tank:



Full tank: 40 ohms
 
Half tank: 115 ohms
 
Empty (reserve) tank: 250 ohms
 

 
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