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gotta problem with my fuel gauge

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by buffblazer, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. buffblazer

    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    ok my 86 k5 had its battery explode about a month ago, when i put the new battery in the fuel gauge was almost strait down on the full side. not when i fill it its in the east direction on the gauge. every so often it will read right, then its back to messing around. so my question is, to i need a new gauge or a new sending unit. and did the battery have something to do with this?
     
  2. dendeanda

    dendeanda Registered Member

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    Try checking your fuses, especially the one that controls the gages and the engine idle, should be the same one.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sounds more like a bad/poor ground if the needle is moving around...

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  4. buffblazer

    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    what ground would i look for? would it be for the fuel gauge or the gauge cluster? and would it be under the dash or hood? i'll try the fuses and see if that works also.
     

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