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Old 10-25-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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Fuel Gauge not working

I am new so please do not rip me apart for my ignorance. I have a Boxter s (2002) and the fuel gauge is stuck in the full position, I have driven it for a few weeks and done a few fill ups to see if this would have shifted it back into working order.
Two questions:
1. Is it a DIY fix?
2. If not DIY what costs would I be looking at to repair/fix?

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Old 10-29-2017, 09:24 PM   #2
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Yes, this can be a DIY repair depending on your abilities. Here is some info:

This is a good discussion of the issue. Be sure that you are convinced that the gauge is ok before replacing the sending unit in the gas tank. https://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/39099-fuel-gauge-stuck-on-full/

This is how to remove the fuel sending unit/fuel pump: Porsche Boxster Fuel Pump Replacement - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts Technical Article

This is a diagram of the system. The level sending unit is #5. The pump attaches to it (#4). I included the parts numbers for your reference.

And here is a link to buy the part from our Forum sponsor, Pelican Parts: http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/1050/POR_1050_FULFUL_pg2.htm#item3

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