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    Fuel Gauge Not Working After Fuel Pump Install

    Hello everyone,
    I've got a 2006 Rabbit 2.5L that I recently installed a new fuel pump into. The fuel pump is working and the car is driving well, but unfortunately the fuel gauge is not operating correctly. It reads Empty although I filled the tank up to about 3/4 full.

    I tried my best to be careful with the float arm, as I'd read that it can get stuck. How likely is it that the float is the problem? Does anyone else have an idea or experience with the issue?

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    Re: Fuel Gauge Not Working After Fuel Pump Install

    If it didn't do it before, chances are the float arm needs to be adjusted.
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    Re: Fuel Gauge Not Working After Fuel Pump Install

    Ok. I'll give that a try.

    Any advice on how best to adjust it? Take out the fuel pump, check float and then be careful to set it correctly when reinstalling?

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    Re: Fuel Gauge Not Working After Fuel Pump Install

    It may be as simple as just reattaching the arm to the resistor assembly and making sure the arm moves freely. There are ways to test if the sending unit is reading properly with a multi meter, but I think your issue is most likely mechanical movement.
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