is the fuel pump and fuel gauge two seperate parts on a 2005 nissan altima?

Asked by May 14, 2015 at 10:11 AM about the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently changed the fuel pump after my car died while driving.  I fueled up a day later and when I filled up the tank and then turned on the car, the gauge showed it filled up only 3/4 of the tank.  A few days later my car died again and I found out that there was no gas in the tank but the fuel gauge on the dash board showed I had half a tank remaining.  The fuel pump was replaced again.  I fueled up again and filled it up and this time the gauge on the dashboard showed it was full, but I want to make sure this does not happen again.  Is the fuel pump and the fuel gauge one piece or are they two seperate pieces.

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The fuel sending unit is on the side of the fuel pump assembly. I have seen them shipped with the float arm taped to the side. If the tape is not removed it will not read correctly. Remove the pump and do a visual inspection. The float arm is clipped in. It is also possible that it may have come out of the clip when it was installed.

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