Audi

Audi repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

The fuel gauge is stuck on empty..its rises a little but…

Customer Question
The fuel gauge is...

The fuel gauge is stuck on empty..its rises a little but thats it and ive got full thank

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Its diesel.. and it starts usual

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Audi?

A5 / 09 plate

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your A5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No i'm not took it to the shop but i'm been told i have to buy a new fuel pump which is pretty expensive

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats all

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Audi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/14/2017
Audi Mechanic: peterpete190, Technician replied 8 months ago
peterpete190
peterpete190, Technician
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 32,274
Experience: Auto Technician with more then 17 years ecperience.Past ASE and other certifications.
Verified

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

What happens and causes this fault here is the fuel level sensor/sender itself.The sensor fails ( which is attached to the fuel pump) and causes this issue here.On some models you can get the fuel level sensor separate from the fuel pump and only have to replace the sender but the pump has to be removed to do this.On other models though you cannot get this sensor separate and the pump assembly has to be replaced.This looks to be the case in your model here with the entire pump needing replaced.

You can check with a local parts store or dealers parts department to see if they sell just the sensor.If they do then ask the shop/garage to just replace the sensor if you want.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Audi Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
do you by any chance have a part number for these part
Audi Mechanic: peterpete190, Technician replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately my info isnt listing a part number for this here myself.You can though however take your vehicles VIN/Identification number and contact a dealers parts department and they can give you the part numbers at no charge as well as tell you if you can get just the sensor.

Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help here or above ( should be a link to click on ) as this is how I receive credit for my time,this can be done at any time and you can still come back here and reply if needed.Your 5 star rating is appreciated

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Audi Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask peterpete190 Your Own Question
peterpete190
peterpete190
peterpete190, Technician
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 32,274
32,274 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Auto Technician with more then 17 years ecperience.Past ASE and other certifications.

peterpete190 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

AudiDoc

AudiDoc

Independent Audi Shop Owner

1,695 satisfied customers

I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop

Matt

Matt

Engineer

569 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

351 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Audi Mechanic

264 satisfied customers

17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

248 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

ASE Certified Technician

241 satisfied customers

ASE Master Technician. Audi certified, including R8 and TDI (clean diesel).

Quattro King

Quattro King

Technician

140 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certified, 20+ yrs European experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Audi Questions
2004 audi a4: quattro..epc light came on ,loss..mile..wont start
i own a 2004 audi a4 1.8 t quattro automatic ...last week epc light came on ,loss of power followed,then as the week progressed epc light followed by CEL. it thru code P0322...then one morning car die… read more
Jake
Jake
Audi Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,110 satisfied customers
A8L fuel pump relay is good, but not enough voltage on 87a
Hi, I have two audi's I work on/own, an 02 allroad 2.7t, and a 2001 A8l 4.2. My issue is on the 4.2. It appears to have a start issue, but ran great beforehand, it will start for a moment if starter f… read more
Jake
Jake
Audi Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,110 satisfied customers
Audi A4 Quattro: My audi is missfiring has rough idle and I
My audi is missfiring has rough idle and I get no code. Wen I unplug maf sensor car has no missfire and its drivable just no boost. Need help asap… read more
AudiDoc
AudiDoc
Independent Audi Shop Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1,695 satisfied customers
Same problem as just read about A6 Avant 2.7 TDi Quattro,
Hi, Same problem as just read about A6 Avant 2.7 TDi Quattro, not long purchased (after major seize up on previous 2.0 TDi ) The explanation provided by yourselves sounds straight forward thank-you, b… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,174 satisfied customers
Audi digital guage does not match the fuel in tank. It reads
Audi digital guage does not match the fuel in tank. It reads between 25-80 miles left in the tank when it stalls from no fuel. It has been irregular and not dependable. Mechanics have replaced fuel pu… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
1 satisfied customers
Have 2008 audi quattro with six cylinder.is it normal for
have 2008 audi quattro with six cylinder.is it normal for drivers side tank gets empty first then the passenger side.having trouble with fuel gauge … read more
AudiDoc
AudiDoc
Independent Audi Shop Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1,695 satisfied customers
I have a 2011 Audi r8 v10... I removed the instrument
Hi, I have a 2011 Audi r8 v10... I removed the instrument cluster to replace the dials and when I plugged it back in, the speedometer, fuel gauge and temp gauge are not working.… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
My 2002 Audi TT 225 BHP has just had new fuel pump fitted
My 2002 Audi TT 225 BHP has just had new fuel pump fitted but now my fuel gauge is not working properly and when I put petrol in it will tell me I need petrol and the needle moves up and down whilst d… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
1 satisfied customers
The fuel gauge is stuck on empty..its rises a little but
the fuel gauge is stuck on empty..its rises a little but thats it and ive got full thank … read more
peterpete190
peterpete190
Technician
32,274 satisfied customers
I have a 99 Audi A$ with the 2.8 the battery light will beep
i have a 99 Audi A$ with the 2.8 the battery light will beep in the morning and low voltage shown on the gauge 9V or less. then after 3 or 4 miles some times sooner the light goes away and is charging… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
I have an 2011 Audi that would not start after running it
I have an 2011 Audi that would not start after running it and then turning it off. If I waited a while then it would start and run fine. Then it happened again but this time it wont start at all anymo… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,174 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 Audi s6 avant, it was having issues starting
Hello I have a 2003 Audi s6 avant, it was having issues starting and I suspected the fuel pump, once at the pump I could knock on it and it would fire up, I replaced the pump but now my fuel gauge doe… read more
kyle swart
kyle swart
Certificate Of Completion, Automotive Technology
228 satisfied customers
Ihad to jump my 04 s4 the other day, and since then, my tach
ihad to jump my 04 s4 the other day, and since then, my tach and speedo do not work.. when i connect vag com, i can connect to the cluster and the acctuator test run ok.. all the gauges work.. but whe… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
569 satisfied customers
2004 Audi A4 3.0 V6 Quattro ~195 Miles will crank, but not
2004 Audi A4 3.0 V6 Quattro ~195 Miles will crank, but not start. I had issues starting the other day, so I replaced the battery and it seemed to resolve it. I still had issues cranking the car and it… read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
351 satisfied customers
audi A4: How to reset a fuel gauge on 2005 Audi A4
How to reset a fuel gauge on 2005 Audi A4… read more
AudiDoc
AudiDoc
Independent Audi Shop Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1,695 satisfied customers
I have an Audi A4 B5 year model 2000 (2.8 quatro). I have changed
I have an Audi A4 B5 year model 2000 (2.8 quatro). I have changed the fuel pump and not my fuel gauge in always indicating empty. 1. I tried to reset per some of the forums ('pull the fuel pump fuse a… read more
Jake
Jake
Audi Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,110 satisfied customers
2001 audi tt: check engine light coming..temperature gauge..goes away
My 2001 audi tt roadster with 106000 miles has the check engine light coming on and then going off over the past 2-3 months. In the morning when the car is cold now in the winter the temperature gauge… read more
JOE AUDI
JOE AUDI
Audi Master Technician
Audi Master Technician
533 satisfied customers
Audi a6: 99..avant..is and how to replace the fuel pump
I have Audi a6 2,8 ('99) quattro avant and interested me where is and how to replace the fuel pump… read more
Christopher
Christopher
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
300 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x