Bad Gauge or bad sending unit?? - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 4:18 PM Thread Starter
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My gas gauge in the elco does not work, yall know what a pain that can be in a daily driver. If you look at the gas gauge the needle is penned all the way over to the idiot light (about an inch past full). Does this sound like a bad sending unit or bad gauge? How can I tell for sure. I already checked the sending unites ground and wires they all look good and I cleaned the ground


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 4:54 PM
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Thomas,i just had to put a sending unit in my 70ss a couple weeks ago.My gauge read about 3 o'clock.Sounds like the sending unit to me. Ray

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 5:46 PM
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It is actually an open connection between the gauge and sender. It could be the sender or just a wiring problem. Ground the brown wire that attaches to the sender, if the gauge goes to empty it is in the sender.
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