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Gas gauge stuck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    This weekend I layed my k5 on its side. It had about half a tank of gas, now the gas gauge needle is stuck way past full. I have filled up the tank since to see if it would fix it, but no luck. Could I have screwed up my sending unit in the tank?
     
  2. zakk

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    i have outlined the way to fix this numerous times.

    1. take steering wheel off vehcile with broken gas guage

    2. Push said vehicle off cliff

    3. Install steering wheel onto vehcile with operating gas guage

    4. Pop a frost brew to congradulate yourself on your sucessful fix.
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sounds like your ground wire came loose /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif any pics of it on its side?
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    We did take pics. Waiting to get them developed. It was dark outside and we used a flash, so hopefully they come out.
     
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    a wire to my fuel gaugage broke one time (i was poking at it) and the thing always showed full, way full, past the point of can't fill it that full full, so you might have a wire problem.
     
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    I recently replaced my gas tank and I was initially having the same problem. There are two wires that connect to the fuel filler assembly on the top of your gas tank. the guage wire and the ground. They connect to the top of your tank by a compression fitting. My guess is that either one of them has come loose or you have a broken wire. Hopefully it is just a loose connection because tracing the wire going up to the guage can be a little trying.
     
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    iwas going to say the ground also. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    untill i made it a little pick-up, trying was getting to my gas tank. icouldn't drop it because the hitch is welded all around the tank.the only way to drop it is to burn it off. that was TRYING. but alas she be fixed , arr maty. she's got no bed so i can reach everything /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Thanks everone, I will try and see if it is the ground.
     
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    Hmmmm, similiar problem with the K5-75. Except mine has all four feet on the ground as far as I know. Guage shows way past full. Empty show half a tank, as I found out driving it home from purchase. . Any guesses - float in the tank ??
    Thanks.
    Crankster. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Thanks everone, I will try and see if it is the ground.

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    If the ground is good, make sure you check the other wire as well and trace it back up the front of the frame. I had the same problem recently. Checked the groud, it was fine, traced the other wire up the frame and found a break. Fixed it and all was good.
     

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