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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 5th, 06, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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fuel gauge showing really full

my 69 camaro has been sitting for a while, just now starting on it again, thus my 4 posts.

my stock fuel guage, which has always worked fine, suddenly is not only pegged when i turn on the ignition, but goes like 80 degrees further. i had to go through the fuel system as some of the gas had stagnated/varnished, but when i drained the tank, it only had about 3 gallons in it. it is a brand new tank. anyone had this happen, any ideas,,,will it work itself out? or is the float/sender messed up?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 5th, 06, 11:33 PM
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Re: fuel gauge showing really full

Check your sending unit out. There is a sticky about this at the top of the forum. It will explain how to check the sending unit out, if you need help on how to test the unit.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 6th, 06, 05:24 AM
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Re: fuel gauge showing really full

ditto.
That's the classic symptom of an "open" in the sending unit circuit. Could be the sender ground, the sender itself, or the tan wire back to the trunk. The sticky will help you troubleshoot it.





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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 10th, 06, 07:52 PM
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How do I find these stickies

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 12th, 06, 12:47 PM
 
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Re: fuel gauge showing really full

I just went through this the other day on my 68, same problem, found out my ground wire coming from sending unit broken, repaired the wire and cleaned other end, put tank back up. turned on key and the guage went back to 1\4 tank.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 06, 12:31 PM
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https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73968

This link should help with the fuel gauge.

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