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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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I put a new gas tank and float in my car and when i hooked the wires up the gauge went to empty and there is gas in the car

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 03:10 PM
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Re: gas tank

More than likely, there is a short to ground on the tan fuel sender wire.

Disconnect the connector in the trunk and tell us what happens to the gauge.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: gas tank

I disconnected the sending unit wire in the trunk and the gas gauge goes back past the full mark. Could someone tell me what I need to do?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 07:20 PM
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Re: gas tank

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I put a new gas tank and float in my car and when i hooked the wires up the gauge went to empty and there is gas in the car

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How much gas is in the tank ?. Sometimes only a buck or two (which don't buy squat these days) will sometimes not get the gauge off of empty. Some sending units will send a signal to the gauge saying it's empty but there are still a couple of gallons in the tank so you don't run out (a hidden reserve so to speak).
Also is the car with just a few gallons in the tank sitting up hill or downhill. This too could affect the readings.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 09:16 PM
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Re: gas tank

If you do indeed have enough gas to make the needle register above empty, the tan wire from the connector to the sender is grounded somewhere. Looks like you might have to remove the tank again.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 09:31 PM
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Re: gas tank

I think you can get up to three gallons into a completely empty (as in new or drained) tank before it registers on the gauge.

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