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My Gas gage is off track i wanna fix it without going to the shop

On track and off track. So i have to keep turning the ignition when the needle is in the right area. so i do that and the next day its falling again im just trying to fix it with out having to go to the shop any help is greatly needed.

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  • ahorvath668 May 11, 2010

    sending unit in tank poss problem ,short in wiring from top of tank to dash

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GM's instrument clusters installed on 03-06 year models have faulty stepper motors installed on the instrument clusters circuitry. Dealership will quote you somewhere around 500 dollars to fix this problem. You will be paying for a NEW cluster (probably has same faulty motors in it) + milage programming and installation. There is a way to avoid all of this as i have done if you are a little mechanically inclined and can handle a soldering iron. I fixed my instrument cluster for 40 dollars. My speedometer and temp guage needles were going haywire and only worked when they wanted. i ordered updated stepper motors on ebay ... just do a search for impala stepper motors or something. Make sure they are the updated ones. buy yourself a soldering iron at radio shack (20-30 watt max) should be around 8 bucks. buy some rosin core solder (about 5 bucks), and a desoldering braid(about 5 bucks) if you have a cluster with 3 guages buy 3 motors. if you have a cluster with 5 guages.. buy 5. you need to replace them all at once so you wont have to replace the one or two that still worked later. heres a link to my how to wich explains it all.

http://www.naioa.com/v2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=28085&highlight=

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