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Old 04-24-2003, 04:00 PM
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I am working on an 80 model chevy pickup. The fuel guage would not read correctly. I bought a used diesel guage for five bucks and stuck it in, but it does not register correctly. When the tank is empty it shows a half tank. When the tank is full, it's completely off of the scale.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I switched resistors to no avail, and put the old guage back in. Now it works fine. Was it just stuck? If so, is it likely it will do it again?

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Maybe the ground was loose and your re-installing it made the ground connection tighter. Could have a float that is soaking up some fuel too. I also hook up my ohm meter to the sender and move the float arm through it's travel while watching the meter to test it.
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