Alfa Romeo Spider Fuel Guage Problem
I have been working abroad for the past 2 months and came back to find my car battery was dead. Whenever I pushed the start/stop random lights flashed i.e hazard lights, indicators and a strange noise (which was the alternator).
I managed to jump the car with my neighbours Range Rover. All my problems seemed to be solved except the fuel gauge was reading zero. I therefore, top the whole tank with fuel but the gauge continued to read zero.
I don't think it is the gauge because the light beside it is flashing indicating the tank is empty.
I don't think it is the float inside the tank because if it got stuck it would have got stuck at the level with the remaining fuel inside but it is reading completely empty.
I personally believe it is the sender unit. Although I can get to the fuel compartment underneath the driver seat, I cannot get any further because the circular panel appears to have no bolts to unscrew it.
Any hints or suggestions.
I have it booked in to Alfa Romeo tomorrow morning but would prefer not paying £150 for them to just plug in the computer. Especially if it is a simple problem.
Many thanks in advance.
Alfa Romeo Spider 08 Limited Edition JTS 2.2