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My gas guage has slipped under the stop pin. What can I do to fix this?

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Keep more gas in it

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Replace the gauge.

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SOURCE: Need to know how to sweep or reset gas guage needle

Open a paper clip and place in whole to lift needle past the stop point

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

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Hello: Thanks for the follow up. Yes I did fix it. Somehow the needle had slipped over the rest pin
on the guage face, so it rested down in the bottom of the guage. When power was applied it came
up but was now stuck UNDER the rest pin at the EMPTY mark. I got a suitable piece of wire, and
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