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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 04, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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After installing the console,I can only get the fuel guage to 1/4 full. All this after I put 15 gal. of gas in it.
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Flick the fuel gauge with your finger as you would a sibling's ear, it might be stuck.
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Sometimes the needle gets stuck on the back of the gauge console cover. Take the cover off and see if it goes up near full, if it does then you need to bend the needle down, or make sure it's pressed all the way down on the shaft. In extreme cases you may need to take a file to the rear face of the cover to provide the proper clearance.

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Guys
I messed around with the gusge. I would move it up,but it would go back to the same spot each time. Is the guage trash??
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correct sending unit??
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Got the right resistor on the back of the gauge? Assuming the resistors aren't built into the gauges there are two resistors on the fuel and temperature guages in the center console. One is a 46 ohm resistor and one is an 86 ohm resistor. The 46 ohm one goes on the fuel gauge and the 86 ohm one goes on the temperature gauge.

Mixing them up will cause the both gauges to read low. The fuel guage resistor is mounted on a plastic (phenolic) board with holes for the two posts on the gauge, and usually has a pink daub of paint on it.

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Guys
Hummm let me look into that. I could have them mixed up. Also,the sending unit was from Rick's.It was the dual fuel line kind since that was what I took off.
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Hey Chicken man where you at in South Arkansas? I am in Camden.

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I am in your back yard,Mount Holly.Lived here for about 8 years now.
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We should get together, It would be great to meet some other Camaro people near me. Shoot me an e-mail with your phone number, I will do the same. I think from other post you have a Pace Car? You do know about the Barn Sale Car Show in Camden right? Cruisin for Cure in Little Rock next weekend? Plant worker? Anyplace in Highland?

Might have seen me around town, click on the link in my sig to see mt daily driver.

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I did not know of the events you talk about.Yes,I have a Pace Car.I took it for a shake-down cruse last weekend. It seemed to do good.A-lot of little things still to do. But,its on the road after 12 years.I will be at the state H.O.G rally in Hot Springs this weekend.Yes,I would like to meet.It is always nice to meet other camaro people.Talk to you later.
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David;

Links to the shows
Thread I posted about Camden Show

Little Rock Cruisin For Cure Show

Both are pretty good shows. There is a group I have met up with in Little Rock a few times check us out here.

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David try this, if you need help give me a call. This is the site I was thinking about. Took me a few days to find it. I posted if anyone knew it and then found it 10 min later............go figure.

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Little Rock was pretty good show, had it in old historic downtown so the ladies had plenty of shopping to do.

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Oh ya had a great time cruisin the pace car with the top down and the big block roarin...............ohhh what a feelin...

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Whatever happened with the guage?

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