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Hi Grace,

Welcome to the forum.

The books you _need_ for your education are the Honda factory Service manual and the Factory Electrical Troubleshooting manual.

Based on your description and my similar experience I'd guess its the sending unit in the tank. I was rear ended and the gauge stopped working as a result. No damage to the tank but the jolt was apparently sufficient. The sender is integrated with the pump assembly and is accessible from the top. But it requires a moderately time consuming removal of some of the panels around the IMA case.

With the proper tools (a resistance substitution box about $200) you can simulate the electric function of the sender and therefore "diagnose" the remainder of the system from the wires at the pump access cover.

If the fault lies with the sender then have them neatly tuck the carpet back over this slightly disassembled area while parts are on order to save some labor and your time waiting.

Still there _could_ be several other different causes but in my mind this is usually the best place to start.

Please take the time to reply when the problem is correctly solved in this thread :)

HTH! :)
 

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Allnighte said:
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trekker: are those the steps you took to fixing it yourself? or did you have someone else do it? (or are you lazy like me and just going off your gas receipts and mileage readouts? :p)
It's a loooooong narrative. If your gonna be a mechanic when you grow-up, you'll need the text book. Pictures are worth a thousand words. :)

Mine was DIY, but its not a novice task. Perhaps the hardest part is tightening the plastic ring on the pump assembly as it fits in the tank while not pinching the gasket.
You ask How do I know? Well, you know the old saying, "Experience is the best teacher."

Left mine in a pinched condition and was constantly "attacked" with gasoline fume odor. Had to do it over again :!: Now that I've effectively done the job 3 times I'm pretty good at it :D

And your "near" the 3 phase 144v lines where they connect to the IMA pack. I didn't meter them to see if they were off with the IMA breaker off, but made sure I didn't touch them :!:

HTH! :)
 

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Windshield breakage on removal is a likely consequence. Not fitting a replacement correctly is sloppy work. Honda moldings _always_ (well almost always) break on removal and _must_ be replaced for a good fit. Sounds like they need some education in this regard. :|

Thank you for your final (summary) post in reply. :)
 
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