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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 16, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Gas gauge needle position with key out

When you shut off the engine and key is out, where should the gas gauge needle be "parked" at?

In doing all my gauge troubleshooting (found the ground "rod" was missing), I now have the gauge lights and the turn signals no longer glow when the parking lights are on, nor does the gas gauge needle drift to empty.
However, my gen light does not come on with the key turned to the "IGN" position, as it worked before I installed the cluster ground rod (another thread), and now I'm noticing that the gas gauge needle drifts slightly past the "full" mark when the engine is off and the key is removed. Is this normal for the gas gauge?

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Re: Gas gauge needle position with key out

If needle is on either side of the middle, gravity takes over when power is turned off.
You have probably loosened up the needle mechanism when cluster was out now it drifts when off.
As long as the needle goes back to indicating gas level, i would say it is a 'go'.

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Re: Gas gauge needle position with key out

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If needle is on either side of the middle, gravity takes over when power is turned off.
You have probably loosened up the needle mechanism when cluster was out now it drifts when off.
As long as the needle goes back to indicating gas level, i would say it is a 'go'.
Makes sense! The needle does indeed drift "up" to the full mark with the key turned to ING or engine running.

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