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My fuel gauge reads backwards and only travels part of the way. how do I fix it?

I have a 1979 dodge p-up and the fuel gauge says 1/3 of a tank when its empty, but when its full it reads below empty? I have checked the gauge it's good. It has a new universal fuel sending unit and the wiring checks out good. what am I missing or should I check/try? any help will be greatly appreciated. Please help and thanks

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How did you check your fuel gauge? The "Universal" fuel sending unit could be a problem.

Posted on Sep 28, 2014

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you will need to check the fuel float for a leak or its got a bad connection on the sending unit for the gauge

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Most likely the catalitic convertor is clogged
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SOURCE: I have a 96 Dodge 1500 4x4. The fuel gauge works

If you have a decent auto wrecker near you, you can get the whole gas tank including the sending unit for 40 bucks. Then just change the whole tank.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel gauge on 1993 Dodge Dakota V8

Definitely the gauge can be changed, provided the float in the fuel tank is OK, i.e. no leaks. This float connects to a potentiometer which records the current flowing thru it and displays it in the gauge. So before replacing the gauge measure the current and match that against the quantity of fuel in the tank...............sodeep

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SOURCE: put in new float unit on fuel pump.gas gauge still not working

did you replaced just the float , because if the resistor that messures the level is not good you didn't do any thing you have to change the level sensor next to the pump..,Im sure that;s all the problem, you should also check the wiring next to the pumpand any connector down there

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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