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1999 Saab 9-3 Question: fuel tank only holds 9 gallons

 

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saabing, Memphis, TN, January 18, 2011, 20:01
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gauge works, tank only holds 9 gallons. when fuel is low, gas warning light comes on.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 18, 2011, 22:36
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    9-3 sedan holds 16.9 gallons, if tank only holds 9 gallons the tank must be damaged or sender unit is damaged/out of calibration.

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    Visitor, February 10, 2011, 19:46

    with the fuel light on, the max fuel the tank will accept is about 9 gal. the gauge or sender being damaged would not pysically stop fuel from being added to the tank, so that can't be it. In what ways could the tank be damaged? A cursory exam shows no dents or damage. does the fuel tank have an interior lining that could have collapsed? Anyone?

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