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Fuel gauges not reading properly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel gauge problem
The nature of the gauge is that it should behave with a linear taper between full and empty. If it works when full but then malfunctions as the level drops, the variable resistor in the sending unit which is housed along with the fuel pump in the gas tank is almost certainly at fault. The sending unit will have to be replaced to fix the problem. Expect this to be an expensive endeavor.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
The problem is most likly the sending unit in the fuel tank but check the float. drain tank, there are two bolt in the straps on the fuel tank lossen enuf to lower tank to get to top to unplug wires and fuel lines once tank is on the ground thee is a ring on the top of tank holding the pump and sending unit in tap ring around with a screw driver to lossen once you have that off just pull unit out of tank and follow directions that come with sending unit. reverse removal procedure. good luck.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
SOURCE: Fuel Gauge doesn't work
you need to replace the fuel sending unit located in the fuel tank, there is the device that reads the fuel level (aka the floater) see if you can get a sending unit w/o the pump for cheaper!!
Posted on May 19, 2009
Youre gauge is controlled by a plunger in the fuel tank which is attached to the sensor and the fuel gauge. it sounds like when the plunger goes down half way its either getting stuck down lower then it should. Needs replacing. Any mechanic can do this install for you.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Two possible problems.... the temp gauge wire is a single green wire attatched to the driver's side head (no1 bank) near the front in the side (in front of plug #1) ground it and your gauge should go to full hot,,, same with the fuel gauge, if you unplug it at the tank it should go to empty, or visa versa... if the gauges respond, replace the sending units, if they don't, replave the instrument panel
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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