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Old 08-27-2002, 04:45 PM
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faulty fuel gauge behaviour on C200

i filled the gas tank yesterday.
have driven only5 miles so far, and the fuel gauge reads empty!!
i am puzzled as to what is causing this strange behaviour-any ideas or help appreciated,maybe someone experienced a similar problem
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:52 PM
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sounds like one or both of your fuel level sensors have gone
lived in london for awhile, sure miss it
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Old 08-28-2002, 02:04 AM
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This is such a common problem on E, C & ML models. The fuel level sensors are faulty. What year is your car? The dealership should be well aware of this issue.

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Old 08-28-2002, 10:20 AM
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I am having the opposite problem on my 1998 C230. The gauge won't read below a half tank.

I talked to the dealer on Monday while picking up the E300, and they seemed to know immediately what the problem was.

Problem? 5K out of warranty and a $590 bill to repair the two sending units. And yes, that's the going rate in these parts, not even the indies will do it for a dollar less.

On the "good" side, MB is considering paying a portion of the bill as this is a common problem, though they don't admit that. Their reason for chipping in is the low "over warranty" mileage.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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Old 08-28-2002, 11:33 AM
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my car is a 1997 model with only 56,000miles.
i think the warranty ran out out some time ago.
merc apperar not to use quality parts they once used to.
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