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What wires to check if gas guage moved to full and guage lights no longer work? I am stripping a 1995 ford escort to make a race car, Everything was working but I must have knocked aground loose or something, because as I was moving wiring I lost the guage lights and the gas gauge went all the way past full

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  • sapdoc2001 Nov 17, 2009

    I read on some other web site (can't remember which one) that the guage and the dash lights are link together, but you can beleive everything you read.

    Really I am only concerned with the gas gauge. I am pretty sure that the gauge and the cluster are fine, everything worked yesteday, I was moving the wiring around to clean it up and was planning on reducing te wiring one at a time ( just to make it easier to troubleshoot at the race track if issues occured.) So I a pretty sure I messed up something in the wiring, any idea on how to figure out what wires would cause the gauge to go all the way past full?

  • sapdoc2001 Nov 17, 2009

    Emissionwiz, do you know what wire the sending unit is? The car is stripped and I can access all the wiring.
    The guage has worked for weeks with no issue, I must have knocked a wire loose, but have not been able to find one that is no longer connected.

    The sending unit makes sense, and I'll try that once I confirm that it is just not a connection issue.

  • sapdoc2001 Nov 17, 2009

    Emissionwiz, do you know what wire the sending unit is? The car is stripped and I can access all the wiring.
    The guage has worked for weeks with no issue, I must have knocked a wire loose, but have not been able to find one that is no longer connected.

    The sending unit makes sense, and I'll try that once I confirm that it is just not a connection issue.

  • sapdoc2001 Nov 17, 2009

    Emissionwiz, do you know what wire the sending unit is? The car is stripped and I can access all the wiring.
    The guage has worked for weeks with no issue, I must have knocked a wire loose, but have not been able to find one that is no longer connected.

    The sending unit makes sense, and I'll try that once I confirm that it is just not a connection issue.

  • sapdoc2001 Nov 17, 2009

    I totally understand, you can not memerize everything for every car. If you get a chance to look it up that would be great.

    Thanks

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    thees are 2 seperate problems.

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The gas gauge issue is the result of a defective gas tank sending unit.

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    yadayada Nov 17, 2009

    I don't have the ELECTRICAL AND VACUUM TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AT HOME, U MUST REALIZE THIS CAR HAS A VERY COMPLEX ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND WE TECHS NEVER MEMORIZE WE CONSULT THE MANUAL, SORRY, WILL TRY TO LOOK IT UP LATER..

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