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Old August 14th, 2003, 06:42
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Unhappy Gas Gauge Gone Mad!!

Well, my gas gauge has gone fritz, When i get on the gas hard, the gas gauge drops constantly, like, from F to the Low Fuel light turning on... Then when i Get back to normal accel, or I stop, the gauge goes back to an extremely accuracte reading...

Whats the fix?!?
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Old August 14th, 2003, 06:50
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Maybe its actually measuring fuel flow! J/K

Check the wiring harness going to the fuel sender, maybe a loose connection?
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Old August 14th, 2003, 11:40
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You do realixe, I hope, that the tank sender is a float on a lever arm at the front of the tank. When you get on the gas "hard," the fuel in the tank is forced to the rear of the tank due to inertia. The level of fuel at the sender then drops, and the gauge responds accordingly. You'll see the same phenomenon if you watch the gauge when ascending a long, steep hill.

Perhaps the solution is to not get on the skinny pedal so hard ... but then I looked at your screen name and said "Nah!"
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Old August 15th, 2003, 12:40
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Over the years the sender wears and it fluctuates a lot more than stock. Sometimes the float gets bent or bends causing some of the problem. Or it could be your gauge, but I would bet on the sender.
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Old August 16th, 2003, 05:37
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Where do I find this 'sending unit' . . . my gas guage is as reliable as my annual raise
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Old August 16th, 2003, 08:56
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Inside your gas tank.....
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