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Could you help me solve the problem or give some idea what's the cause
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 1995 Dodge
Okay...I've answered this question about 100 times. And anyone that's listened to me has fixed their problem. I know it sounds unconventional...but trust me because you have nothing to lose at this point. Go out to the vehicle...turn the key on the run position...hit the dashboard above the steering wheel hard. Not hard enough to break it or you...but hard. A couple times if necessary. Everything should spring to life. What usually happens is the instrument cluster plug (contact) becomes corroded and loses contact. Either that or the solder joints have become compromised and lost contact. It'll mean that you'll have to replace the instrument cluster. Are the lights by the heater control flashing? I suggest this as a diagnostic application only. Try it and then get back to me. If it works, which it should...PLEASE leave a comment and rate my assistance. Had someone done it in the past, you would know that it works and fixed it already. You can check my comments from waaaaaaay back. One of the Fixya experts tried it and left a comment. It works (a day, week, month, year it depends). It's not a new vehicle and money in your pocket is found money. Thanks.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
Dear Josh Wambles,
Some of these units suffer with stuck floats in fuel tanks, so the best thing you can do is drain out your fuel tank properly, then fill it with water and then try and get a reading, as the tank is filled, the float rises, electrical resistance is altered and as a result, you get a reading on your guage. If filling with water and cleaning out the tank doesnt work, then im afraid you are going to be dismantling the device that is attached to the tank and you will be checking that; but just before you do, try removing the guage itself and putting a multimeter to the wires and see if you have a reading, if you do, your guage is trashed, get a new one. If not, then as said, you will be busy with the float and other components that are probably fitted inside the tank.
What can cause this?
Corrosion, running your car too low on fuel, busted electrical connections, water, sediment in the tank, rubbish fuel, bad maintenance.
I hope this is the fixya for you and I look forward to hearing how you get on, in the meantime, if you have any further questions, then do let me know and I will respond as quickly as I can.
Posted on Feb 07, 2012
incorrectly and half assed installed. putting a fuel pump in a chevy is very difficult and takes patients. most mechanics dont have that so go to another shop and make sure they fix the problem before you pay.
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
could possibly be the fuel sensor sending unit. might have been damaged during the fuel pump replacement.
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
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Not sure what is causing it, but it sounds like you're running on 3 cyllinders. Check plugs, wires, timing . timing belt may have jumped, bad injector, low fuel pressure.
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