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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-12, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Gauge Reading wrong

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My car is having a problem where the fuel gauge doesn't read correctly. I have just tried to fix it by dropping the fuel tank and replacing the sending unit and pump. It is still reading wrong, so now I am wondering what other things can cause this to happen. I am thinking about replacing the instrument cluster because that is the only other thing I can think of, all the other gauges are working and are accurate. Also is there any way to possibly repair the cluster I have, if it is the problem?


Another thing I have been trying to figure out, if I replace the cluster with a picknpull one how do I change the odometer to match

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-12, 08:23 PM
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Re: Fuel Gauge Reading wrong

It's possibly the anti-slosh module. It's located on the instrument panel board. If you get a replacement dash, you could just replace the speedo from the one you take out. Check all of the connection on the board. That may fix the problem.

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alright I'll have to take the current one out and check the board. thanks for the reply it gives me an idea of what to look for
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Keep us informed.

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I definitely will. I will most likely need to wait until about thursday or so in case the car is out for a couple days
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So I have gotten the fuel gauge to work again by switching out the instrument cluster... now there's a new issue though... the speedometer does not work at all.
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