View Full Version : Fuel Guage non workee - suggestions?

06-02-2004, 01:03 PM
Guage just sits on empty. Besides verifying there's actually fuel in the tank, is there a set of steps to follow to diagnose? I have a new sending unit ready to install, but don't want to jump to dropping the tank if there's something else to check first.

Thanks much.

06-02-2004, 01:07 PM
possibly check the fuses. i had the same trouble the other day. gauge and tach, stopped working. it was a blown fuse.

good luck


Bruce Bowker
06-02-2004, 05:02 PM
Just curious but can the hot lead to a sending unit be jumped just to see if the gauge goes up?

06-02-2004, 08:34 PM
Mine was not working either....
i took down the gas tank to empty some old fuel and thats when i noticed the wire going to the fuel sending unit was in tough shape. I replaced the wire and its now working.

If all else fails drop the tank.

06-03-2004, 12:33 PM
Yeah, if you want to see the gauge go up in smoke!
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