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Fuel gauge not working

I had to remove fuel tank to clean out debris and now my fuel gage does not work. i have a new pump installed prior to removal of tank and it was working. i have pulled pump to attempt to fix but no luck

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It may be as simple as the position of the float. I had this problem with getting a false reading. The loat was hitting the side of the tank. If you have one that you took out hold it above the one in the tank for reference.

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The sending unit is in the fuel tank. Check for connections to sending unit. Sounds likely since it happened after work was done in that area fuel gauge not working - 0900c152800711f7.gif
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Removal & Installation
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the rear seat cushion from the vehicle.
  4. Clean any dirt that has accumulated around the fuel pump cover so it will not enter the tank during pump removal and installation.
  5. Remove the fuel pump cover.
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The Fiero is equipped with a electric fuel pump and gauge sending unit mounted in the fuel tank. The pump is serviced and a complete unit by removing the fuel tank.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire and personal injury, it is necessary to relieve the fuel system pressure before servicing any fuel system component. If this procedure is not performed, fuel may be sprayed out of the connection under pressure. Always keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher near the work area.

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See Figure 1
  1. Before disconnecting the fuel lines or any of the fuel system components, release the fuel system pressure as described previously in this section. Releasing system pressure is a very important step for the correct removal of the electric fuel pump.




0900c1528018d240.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Internal view of the electric fuel pump
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See Figures 2 and 3
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0900c1528018d241.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure that the fuel line hose clamps are installed properly



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  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the rear seat cushion from the vehicle.
  5. Clean any dirt that has accumulated around the fuel pump cover so it will not enter the tank during pump removal and installation.
  6. Remove the fuel pump cover.
  7. Disconnect the fuel gauge connector, hoses, and the gauge.
  8. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.
  9. Remove the fuel pump from the bracket assembly.
  10. Remove the seal ring and discard.
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  1. Clean the fuel pump mounting flange, fuel tank mounting surface and seal ring groove.
  2. Apply a light coating of grease on a new seal ring to hold it in place during assembly.
  3. Install the seal ring.
  4. Install the fuel pump to the bracket assembly carefully to ensure the filter is not damaged. Be sure the seal ring remains in the groove.
  5. Hold the pump assembly in place, and pull the fuel pump down so that it is tight against the bracket.
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  8. Install the fuel pump cover.
  9. Install the rear seat cushion.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and check for proper system operation and for fuel leaks.

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  2. Relieve fuel system pressure.
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