Featured PRIUS C - TWO FUEL GAUGE SENDING UNIT

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Katelyn Johnson, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:43 PM.

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What should I do?

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  1. Replace the Whole Fuel Pump Assembly

  2. Replace only the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit

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  1. Katelyn Johnson

    Katelyn Johnson New Member

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    Screen Shot 2019-08-13 at 3.03.50 PM.png I'm an owner of a 2013 Prius C - Two.

    I recently had my car break down and took it to a Toyota dealership. They told me that I had to replace the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit.

    They then quoted me over $1000 bill. I'm not comfortable with this considering when I looked up the cost of the part for the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit is was only $105. They told me that I should replace the whole Fuel Pump Assembly and the gasket which is $505 and $9.

    Is it required to replace the whole system or can just the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit be replaced??

    I don't understand having to replace the entire Fuel Pump Assembly.

    Thank you greatly!!! I appreciate it.
     
    #1 Katelyn Johnson, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome!
    ask them for the trouble codes and post them here.

    how many miles on her? maybe you can get goodwill warranty help from toyota
     
  3. PriusCamper

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    Well, I'm not familiar with Prius C fuel system... But your car is of the age where the stealership is not going to be your friend and overcharge you at every turn. Assuming all these parts that are bad are inside the gas tank, I'd buy a used tank from an auto wrecker that includes the sending unit and is already sealed in the tank and then simply swap the tanks, or if you aren't a DIY type find an honest mechanic to do the swap... That's the starting point at least... You could also drive price down lower once you get a better sense of how easy it is to brake the seal, replace the sending unit and re-use the old seal.

    But first we need to figure if Toyota stealership diagnosed the problem correctly... Because they primarily do warranty work on newer cars, they tend to fix stuff by replacing expensive parts until the problem is solved rather than finding a least expensive fix like a loose wire or bad connection...
     
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