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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 camaro SS. I have not put a full tank of gas through it as yet. The gas gauge seems to go down fast and I ran out of gas at about 1/8 full. I put in 6 gallons which brought the gauge up to the right side of full , in other words way past full (needle at 3'clock). I did not fill it because I may have to drop the tank. Would this be a faulty gauge or a grounding problem? Any insite would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 08:57 AM
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Check 2 things, The grounding at the sending unit and also the grounding of the instument cluster.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Does the instrument cluster have an actual ground strap/wire or just grounded through the dash?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 10:16 AM
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this might help you out [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 5th, 04, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys. It was a faulty ground at the back. I used the notes to check the sender etc. Will file them away for future use. Case closed!
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