Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

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Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by texas pinzgauer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:48 am

The gauge seems to be sticking. I gently tapped it and the needle moved to reflect the correct fuel level but it has now gone back to sticking at E. What's the fix for this problem folks?

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Re: Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by Stekay » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:36 pm

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Re: Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by texas pinzgauer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:06 pm

I hope the fix is that easy! Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by David Dunn » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:42 pm

Gee David... your problem is better than tapping the gauge and it goes to empty..... as you're rolling to a stop on the interstate. :lol:
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Re: Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by texas pinzgauer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:28 pm

Yeah, I got that goin' for me!
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Re: Sticky fuel guage...says E but it ain't

Post by texas pinzgauer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:15 pm

By the way, i guess I should have posed this question under electrical problems. I'll do that the next time for sure.

OK, so i followed those instructions about running a new ground wire from the gas tank sending unit up to the gauge on the dash board but probably didn't find a good spot where i could ground it because the gauge didn't budge. As i was looking around, I thought about perhaps using one of the hex head screws on the access plate for the sender as the ground and guess what? It worked.

As I HATE electrical problems, please tell me why this isn't the right solution to this problem even though I now having a functioning fuel level gauge.

Thanks!


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