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Old 02-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Fuel gauge issues

Idk whether it's the fuel pump or what but my fuel gauge only works when it wantS too, it just sits right at the top. Please help
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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The sending unit may be bad, what year is your car? The float in the tank may also be stuck,
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The sending unit may be bad, what year is your car? The float in the tank may also be stuck,
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I never used it before but not to long ago a member put seafoam in the tank and it started working again.
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The pump and gauge are two separate animals. No relation to each other as far as the gauge not working. The resistor is most likely worn out on the arm of the sending unit.
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On the back of the instrument panel??
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In the tank.

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It's not a resistor like what your prolly thinking of. The float on the arm of the sending unit rides in a ceramic chip style variable resistor. Depending on the level it shows you fuel level.
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So I'm still gonna have to drop the tank?
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Get a new unit from the parts store and a shop manual while there. Yes the tank has to come down.
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