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Old 01-19-2009, 05:31 PM
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Gas gauge not working, what to check?

Hello guys hope this is the right forum area. I have a 96-chevy s-10 that I got last summer and since I have gotten it my gas gauge has never worked and I don't know what to check. I have moved the bed back and checked the top of the sending unit in the tank and the wire harness is still hooked up to it but my gauge does not work. The gauge is stuck way past full. The truck currently has a 350 vortec in it right now but still the fuel gauge should still work should it not? What can I do to check to try to get it working again.


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Usually when the "way past full" is going on, it's that the ground that goes from the sending unit to the frame is broken .......There are 2 wires....one from the sender terminal to the gauge and another that grounds the sending unit to the frame.
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Cool thanks for the info I will have to look around when its warmer outside. I live in Ohio and its been really cold outside and don't have a garage to work in wise. I read that usually if its way past full its a short somewhere. I will check. Thanks Eric
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hi eric

i had same problem with 66 stang,on top of tank there is a 4 inch round doofery that goes into the tank, unscrew the 6? screws and take the part to your local calibrating shop and have it reset, cost me bout $40 from memory,all fine now.
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