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Old 11-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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gas needle over full mark

Hey guys i got a 92 5.0. Do you guys know why my gas needle goes over full when i fill it up?
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Hey guys i got a 92 5.0. Do you guys know why my gas needle goes over full when i fill it up?
Mine does the same thing. When u fill up my needle goes above full and as soon as it touches the red box the car shuts off out of gas. I just learned to except stuff like that. Don't let it bug you.
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No big deal my does the same thing but at least it works
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Yeah same here. Except it'll stay there until I've got a 1/4 of a tank left, then it comes down to show the correct indication. You could put in a new fuel level sending unit, but unless you're run out of gas because its faulty, I'd leave it be.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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My 89 has done the same thing for past 24 years. As a mater of fact all my vehicles read past the full mark when I fill them up I've always assume it was natural.
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Every gauge on your stock cluster is going to be ballpark and not completely accurate. That's just how they are from the factory and being 20+ years old does not do anything to help them...

If it bothers you that much you can always pop the cluster out, remove the clear plastic cover, plug it in for a minute to get it to stay put and then pull the needle and move it a little to the left when you put it back on.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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Every gauge on your stock cluster is going to be ballpark and not completely accurate. That's just how they are from the factory and being 20+ years old does not do anything to help them...

If it bothers you that much you can always pop the cluster out, remove the clear plastic cover, plug it in for a minute to get it to stay put and then pull the needle and move it a little to the left when you put it back on.
Thanks dude ill do that
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What I did when my fuel gauge sender stopped working was dropped the tank, hooked up the new sender, turned the car on, put the sender all the way down to simulate empty, popped the needle off gently and waited about 10 mins then I put the needle as close on the red as possible. Fixed mine pretty good, stays in the white of the full. Sounds like a long thing but I do stuff like that haha
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