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Old September 6th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Fuel Guage

I used to have the swinging fuel guage, which I loved because left turns made it look like I was full again. Now I have a permanently full tank - at least according to the guage. It happened just the other day. It was swinging like normal, and averaging an accurate reading of about a quarter tank. I filled it up, and it just got stuck.

Any tips? I have tried a good hard rocking to see if that would work. It did not. The odometer has been working well so far, but I'd like some semblance of functionality up there.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 05:20 PM
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Hmmm, maybe you need to go offroading? You need to figure out if it is the gauge or the float in the tank. You can check the float by measuring the resistance on the wires going to the fuel gauge, if it changes when you fill the tank then the float is working, if not then it is stuck!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 11:15 PM
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I forget which way it is with the stock sender, but that is generally a sign of a wiring issue.

I just don't remember if the ohm range on these gauges causes them to go all-full when they are shorted out or have a busted wire. My guess would be a disconnected wire somewhere.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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Christian, if I could revive this string, I'd realy like to know what you learned? Did the guage ever come back on it's own? This exact same thing happened to me this past Saturday right after filling up.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:21 AM
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My gauge stopped working a few months ago too. It used to swing around, and now generally stays above the half way mark even if my fuel light comes one. I haven't looked at a wiring diagram, but I'm told that the light has a different sending unit than the gauge (??) so that's not an accurate way to decide that the problem is the gauge and not the float.

In my case though, giving the gauge a sharp rap with my fingers sends the needle down temporarily near where it needs to go. From this I conclude that my gauge needs replacement.

In the meantime I just wait until my light comes on, and fill the tank every 350 miles or so.

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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:09 AM
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That's just as strange. Over the past 6 months the fuel guage is the third thing to go wrong. First it was my headlight switch melted, last month my LED odometer blanked out, now my fuel guage is dead. It pissess me off LR would skimp on shit like this.
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And I think Christian sold his truck, so you may not get an answer from him.
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