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Fuel Gauge sits at Empty

Already replaced the entire cluster and it still is not working. Any ideas? Also, cannot seem to find an automotive manual for this car.

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Check for loose connection first. Fuel senders going out all the way like that is very rare. You would get something like it would show empty when halfway full then go back up when it is almost empty and vice versa. Also make sure the new gauge is compatible since instrument clusters are electronically controlled now a days. One ways you can test a sending unit without getting into the fuel tank is to locate which wire it is going into the instrument cluster and measuring its resistance with an ohmmeter. The resistance should vary according to how much fuel is in the tank which determined by a float along with resistive winding of resistive wires (nichrome wires).

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