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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 Question: fuel gauge

 

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allea, Elk Grove, CA, April 21, 2009, 19:46
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why my fuel gauge dont work when i fill gas.

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    April 22, 2009, 11:16
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    This could be a problem with your fuel sending unit, which is probably malfunctioning and may need to be replaced.

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    Visitor, May 19, 2010, 09:46

    I have the same problem. After 50 miles it starts working again. someone suggested the gas attandant doesn't turn the cap tight enough and it causes a vacuum. Need to hear 3 clicks when tightening the cap.

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    Visitor, August 31, 2010, 11:00

    had the same issue with 01 ML430 - 96k miles, fuel gage did not move after filling the tank. Found a reset procedure on MBForums, very simple to do. Locate the connector to the fuel pump. Left rear wheel near the front of the wheel housing. Un plug it, turn the key to position 2 then re-connect it. Gage should reset.

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    Visitor, February 03, 2011, 14:39

    you may need to change fluid pump, I did it to my my ml430.

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