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Fuel gauge bounce

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MUD_SPEC, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. MUD_SPEC

    MUD_SPEC Registered Member

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    Anyone had experience with their factory fuel gauge needle bouncing. It looks like it bounces in the vicinity of the actual reading and if the truck sits still, it will settle. Is this a problem with the sending unit or gauge or both or ? Thanks
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I believe the gauge is equipped with a "damper" that is supposed to stop it from doing that. The gauges are a dime a dozen at the wrecking yard, so barring further ideas, I'd probably pick up a spare and test it with that.

    Don't throw away the old one until you know the new one works. For some reason GM changed the ceramic "resistors" on the back of some of the gauges, and I know not all of the gauges will give you the same readings..probably not the case with the fuel gauge/sender, but you never know.

    Dorian
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  3. Cusm

    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    Hey if you are interested I am currently bidding on a brand new unit on ebay, however I think I may do what Solowookie has done w/ his gauges so I will have no need for this. If I win, I think it ends today, you can buy it from me for what I will pay for it.
    Here is a <A target="_blank" HREF=http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=580561599>link</A> to the auction. Or if you want to outbid me, private message me and I will tell you my high bid.

    Good lord. The rod up that man's butt must have a rod up it's butt.
     
  4. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    hey, I don't have this problem... [​IMG] lol...

    Love my new VDO's!

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  5. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I have the same problem, started about a year or so ago. Figured it was some resistor or damper or something. Never thought of the salvage yard thing tho'. thxs

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  6. UseYourBlinker

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    Never had a problem with it (Knocking on wood),but there is a diff. when I park on a hill.



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