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Old 07-06-2007, 03:37 PM
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Fuel gauge?

I'm just finishing an 81 Camaro that sat for a long while, the gas gauge from E to F is aprox between 11:00 and 1:00 on a clock, the needle is at about 3:00, way past full even though the tank is quite low. The needle doesn't move whether the car is running or not. I re-ground the wire and in my experience the sending unit just shows E when it isn't working. Anybody have any ideas about what may be causing this?

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:01 PM
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Doc here,

If you remove the sending wire, and the gauge goes full..it's good, If you ground it and it goes to empty, it's good...

IF it just goes full and stays there, the wire is cut..or the gauge is defective, Or may have bad bonding at the laminate Card..

Inspect , Burnish and re-seat all the connections..

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Thanks for the reply Doc, I've been out of town quite a bit so I haven't got to it yet, hopefully soon.
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Doc here,

Post back the results..

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It had a bad ground but it turns out it needs a new sending unit as well. I've had that problem before but the gauge would show E and not be pegged over like this?
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Just remembered I should follow up with this. Pulled the old sending unit out and it seemed fine, from a mechanical perspective anyway so I guess it had something to do with the sending wire inside the tank. Put the new unit in and it works perfectly.
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