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Date Registered: 12-2009
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Fuel gauge errors


hi all, firstly id like to say i did a search on the subject that brought up loads of results about t31 x-trails but i couldnt find anything on t-30's

ok basically the problem i have is that the fuel gauge isnt working properly, when i put fuel in the needle will move alittle bit, but 10 mins later it will say its empty, then 10 mins later again it will say its half full, does anyone have any suggestions as to the cause/ possible remedy for this, as im getting abit nervy about playing russian roulette with the fuel in the tank, based on how many k's i've done

thanks all in advance

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Brad,

The cause and fix will be exactly the same as the T31 model I believe. We also have sender units in the T30 fuel tank that can get faulty. Although this hasn't happened as often as it is happening in the T31 model, but most Nissan cars have this fuel gauge problem as well.

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Crikey that was a fast reply Jalal, thanks, i was wondering though what i could do about it as mine is no longer under warranty, is it a possible DIY fix?
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Hi Brad,

Am afraid the only bit you can DIY to save a bit of $$$ is the actual installation of the fuel level sensors, but you gonna have to buy them from Nissan or risk it and get them from the wreckers (not advisable for sensors)

Just like the T31 exy, we also have 2 fuel level sensors, so you need to take it to a dealer or a mechanic to see which of the sensors has stopped working

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Let us know how you go.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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The T31 problem only shows the gauge as not reading full, Brads problem reads half full, then empty and then half full ahain.
I believe its a broken wire or a connector not making a proper contact, possibly from the sender itself.
I would gine the connectors a bit of a wiggle first, on both sides, even unclip and then re clip them back in and see what happens.

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Date Registered: 03-2010
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Is the fuel gauge returning back to "E" when the key is out, if not we had the same sort of problem with our Gauge it would get stuck at different levels, and would not go t "E" after key was removed. Simple fix the Dial (face) of the Gauge had slightly seperated from its mount therefore pressing against the neddle on the Gauge.

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Thanks for the replies chaps, in relation to the previous post, no the gauge does reset when i remove the key, im sure its just a dodgy wire or connector, or possibly a bit of crap in the sensor?, as an example the gauge was showing almost empty so i put 30 litres in, and when i started the car the needle shot up to 3/4 fll, then almost instanly fell back down to 1/2 full, and after a few k's is showing almost completely full, so god knows how much fuel is really in there

on a side note is there an easy way to get to the sensors?, is it under the passenger side rear seat?
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Yes, both sensors are in both compartments of the fuel tank on each side of the rear seat, but you gonna have to un-screw the O ring to get to them.

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Date Registered: 05-2009
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Hi Guys,

Just FYI... I went into my local Nissan dealership today for them to check the fuel gauge issues i have been having on my T30 ST-S 07', and it turns out they're faulty and are going to replace them under warranty.

It had been giving me very erratic readings, when at one point it would be at half full, and then would drop down to 'E' within a very short space of time, or the next time i drove the car... on a few occasions I was checking under the car for leaks because it was seriously that fast at showing empty! It was all over the place and really annoying as i would always be guessing how much fuel i had left after 200km on a full tank.

Not sure what is costs to replace them out of warranty, but I'm sure its pricey... my advice is to get to the dealer for any slight suspicion before the warranty runs out, because my dealer had no drama's calling it faulty and sortin me out.

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Date Registered: 05-2014
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Well after removing and replacing the cam and crang sensors in our 04 Ti the missus now tells me the fuel gague is erratically erroneous arghhhhh we have only had this veichle that was a one owner 170k veichle for two weeks & during the forst week got the chk crank sensor code after a cough plus check enhine light. After leaving half the skin of my arm on the rear of the ungine to get at and replace the crank sensor (im thinking on doing a pictorial step by step for this as I had a hell of a time locating the crank sensor) but the issue now is, im really not looking forward to trying to chase this down emoticon has anyone had a successful resuly with a gague that reads correctly then dives to 1/4 them empty before (mostly) alternating between empty full & what im assuming is the correct level............:/
Can anyone tell me the resisiance or voltage readings a "good sensor" will show? Or has anyone had this issue and corrected it themselves? Also if per chance there is a copy of the manual (woorkshop) floating around I would love to hear from you as its looking like I am going to be needing it given our introduction to this otherwise lovley vehicle grrrrrrr...........
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