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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe: The fuel gauge is now working only sometimes

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I have a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3. The fuel gauge is now working only sometimes. The indications are a fuel level sensor is going bad. Is this part of the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank? Is there another sensor located elsewhere? Should I get the entire fuel pump assembly or can I get the sensor only?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

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The actual fuel sender is seperate. from the sensor. Here is a diagram.






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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok, which should I be concerned with, the fuel sender or the fuel sensor? Is there only one sensor to be concerned with? Should I consider replacing the entire fuel pump assembly?
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

There are two sensors, it would be worth having the dealer do a diagnostic to determine exactly where the problem is to avoid changing un-needed parts.


Here is another diagram



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