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Old 04-06-2011, 08:57 PM
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Fuel Gauge is messed up?

I'm not sure how but my fuel gauge doesnt work correctly, it says I have about half a tank even if im out of gas, i learned this the hard way, I was on the highway going 60 and my car just gave out.

The only thing I could think about what's messing it up is when my friend replaced the fuel injector pump for me, could that effect it? Any ideas would be great. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
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Re: Fuel Gauge is messed up?

Yes, replacing the in-tank fuel pump could have done it if your friend wasn't careful. He more than likely messed up the bobber on the sending unit so it doesn't slide up and down the shaft anymore.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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Re: Fuel Gauge is messed up?

How hard is that to fix? I remember he was having problems putting it in because it wouldnt fit in easily, i'm not the best with cars, but im sure i could figure it out.
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Re: Fuel Gauge is messed up?

It should have slid right in without any force. Just pull it back out and examine the slide and bobber. Make damn sure you use a brass punch when taking that lock ring off so you can pull the sending unit out.
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Re: Fuel Gauge is messed up?

Alright, i'll try tomorrow, and if i fail completely, i'll let you know haha
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Re: Fuel Gauge is messed up?

You want to use brass so you won't get a spark and maybe set yourself on fire
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