The battery gauge on my 04 Bonneville moved far right.
What does it mean when the battery gauge goes all the way to the right? It doesn't do it consistently, and it doesn't seem to affect the way the car runs. Will it damage the car or cause it to eventually die if I continue to drive it like that?
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No it doesn't freak out the computer. But if you move a front tire to the rear and it goes low. The scanner will think it is the front. When you swap them they have t be programmed to where they sit. But it is no big deal. Put a tire gauge on them.
I can only think of two possibilities: 1) The Ground Wire (goes from the sending unit in the fuel tank to the frame of the car) is not getting a good connection or 2) The fuel gauge in the dashboard is bad.
If your description means that the change in the gas gauge is random then check the ground wire. If you have a volt-ohm meter, try checking the resistance from the wire where it attaches to the sending unit, negative side. Remove wire from sending unit first. Make sure negative wire on V_O meter is connected to frame of car. Reading should be almost zero. Anything else and the wire you are testing does not have a good connection. If your description means that you turn the car on and the gas gauge is reading full for awhile and then goes to empty, the gas gauge is bad.
Guess I'd have to see your gauge to understand what you mean by it turns in a circle. If the gauge is bad you will have to remove the instrument cluster to access it. If you ground the fuel guage sender wire from the tank's sender unit you can determine whether the gauge itself or the sender unit in the tank is bad.Here's how: Unplug connector at tank. Locate the right wire (gauge sender wire) in the connector and jumper it to a good ground. Observe dash gauge when you turn key to on. If the gauge is good it will move up to half or full when grounded. Then problem is likely the sender unit in tank. But if gauge doesn't move, then it's likely the gauge itself. Good luck.
See which way the belt moves on the pully. If it goes right. the bolt will loosen left. If it goes left, the bolt will loosen right. The idea is that the belt moves to the "tight" direction so it doesnt loosen the pully.
I've researched this problem thoroughly as all of my gauges on my '04 Bonneville GXP are producing erratic readings. The only two solutions are to replace the entire cluster which can cost in excess of $700 or replace the six "stepper" motors behind the cluster. Replacing them can only be done by deslodering the old ones and soldering in replacement ones.