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Thanks in advance for the help. For some reason my e36 318i car started showing lotsa problems after almost hitting 200K clicks. I'm just wondering if someone can point out on what's wrong with my car. The cluster indicates I have empty fuel and the orange light stays on. I thought my tank was empty so I went to gas station and got it filled but the fuel level still stays at empty position. I tried the cluster test by holding the Trip button and putting the key to On. All of the gauges moves properly including the fuel gauge. Could this be the fuel level sensor? Has anyone here experienced this? I'm putting some time on my car and doing the maintenance since it's hitting 200K. Please help. Thanks.

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... your fuel sender went out..... happend 2 me this is an e30 correct? if so it is under the rear seat under a panel.....

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... your fuel sender went out..... happend 2 me this is an e30 correct? if so it is under the rear seat under a panel.....

It's an e36. Is this the same for E30 as well? Lol my baby is giving me head ache man. I replaced the alternator today and now it might be the fuel sender??? Is the sender part of the fuel pump as well? Thanks.
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... I think it is part of that assembly I think it is under the rear seat as well but im not posative because i don't own one.....

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... I think it is part of that assembly I think it is under the rear seat as well but im not posative because i don't own one.....
It is part of the assembly and is under the rear seat. There are two- one on the right and one on the left.

Check the resistance at the leads for both fuel sending units using an ohm meter. If there is no resistance, one of the leads probably broke off from the sending unit. Remove the sending unit and solder the lead back in place.

Reset your gauges by holding in the odometer reset button while turning the key to the on position. Continue to hold in the odometer reset button until the needle goes up and then back down. Problem should be solved.
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