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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Fuel Gauge Submarined

Hey guys, it was really cold this morning (-30 w/o windchill) I forgot to plug in my car so it took a few tries to start up, on the 3rd try it started but I noticed that my fuel gauge has plumeted below empty but my DTE reads the correct amount of fuel.... any ideas?
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If it has spun all the way around and is now resting on the wrong side of the little black pin, then you are going to have to take the speedo cluster apart, and GENTLY spin it back around to the right side.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:12 AM   Thread Starter #4
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Looks like it did spin all the way around, when i take it apart should I be at a full tank or will the needle figure itself out?
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Looks like it did spin all the way around, when i take it apart should I be at a full tank or will the needle figure itself out?
Make sure the car is off and cluster unplugged...spin it back around so the needle is resting on the proper side of the pin. Reinstall everything and you should be good to go. The amount of fuel in the tank shouldn't matter.

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Make sure the car is off and cluster unplugged...spin it back around so the needle is resting on the proper side of the pin. Reinstall everything and you should be good to go. The amount of fuel in the tank shouldn't matter.
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All done, hardest part is getting the two bottom gold screws in when you have sausage fingers! Thanks again!
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All done, hardest part is getting the two bottom gold screws in when you have sausage fingers! Thanks again!
Those 2 are a pain...If you have a magnetic screwdriver, it helps tremendously!

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Just got the same problem. Took everything apart as stated plugged it all back together and up and over it went again. What does that indicate????
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So my fuel gauge did the same thing a year ago and I just lived with it, but now I'm fixing a bunch of stuff and decided to give it a go. I googled this and saw that some people fixed this using magnets. They said they used these ceramic brick magnets from lowes ( 3 bucks) and with the car off they could draw the needle around. Probably easier than pulling the cluster although that doesn't look hard either.Haven't tried yet but will let yall know how it goes.
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So my fuel gauge did the same thing a year ago and I just lived with it, but now I'm fixing a bunch of stuff and decided to give it a go. I googled this and saw that some people fixed this using magnets. They said they used these ceramic brick magnets from lowes ( 3 bucks) and with the car off they could draw the needle around. Probably easier than pulling the cluster although that doesn't look hard either.Haven't tried yet but will let yall know how it goes.
yeah, keep us posted on if that works or not, interested to hear the results.
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It works. Found the ceramic brick magnets for 2.83 and now I'm good to go. The trick is to put the magnet on top of the cluster and move from right to left around it. I started by putting the magnet onthe front of the gauge and that got me nowhere, but once I switched to the top it was pretty easy.
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I'm trying the magnet & it moves the needle but it still stops at the peg. What am I doing wrong?
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Trying magnet trick but still not working I see the needle move but won't get past peg!
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