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Old 08-05-2010, 05:36 PM
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Fuel gauge doesn't work

Need some help!!!!!!! I've got a 69 camaro that has a fuel gauge problem. It shows past full, I've tried a new gauge but it does the same thing. I've checked most of the wiring and it appears that it's OK. Are there any tests I can run without dropping the tank? What are my options?
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I believe if the gauge is pinned theres a short on the sender or the sender wire. I don't know about Cameros but isn't there a harness connector in the trunk area to disconnect the sender/tail lights and such? Disconnect the sender wire as close to the tank as posible and see if the gauge goes down.
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Thanks MRTS33, I'll try that.
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The ground wire goes from the sender to the car frame has rusted off.......most likely at the frame end......It is usually at the rear in front of the rear bumper
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Need some help!!!!!!! I've got a 69 camaro that has a fuel gauge problem. It shows past full, I've tried a new gauge but it does the same thing. I've checked most of the wiring and it appears that it's OK. Are there any tests I can run without dropping the tank? What are my options?
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I agree with poncho and would like to add that checking most of the wiring doesn't get it . You need to check ALL of the wiring starting as close to the tank as you can get . If I remember correctly on a chevy ,if the sender wire has gone to ground the gauge will stay on full . If you have lost ground or the wire is broken it will stay on empty .
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The ground wire goes from the sender to the car frame has rusted off.......most likely at the frame end......It is usually at the rear in front of the rear bumper

AH yes I forgot about that one.
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Thanks everyone for the help.
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