1981 CJ-5 gauge problems, need Help. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Electrical, Audio, GPS, & 2-Way Radio > 1981 CJ-5 gauge problems, need Help.

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 12-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
Marwis
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 19
1981 CJ-5 gauge problems, need Help.

Hello All. I am new to the Forum and hope to get some help. I own a 1981 Jeep CJ 5, 258 engine. I purchased the Jeep about a year and a half ago and have drove it once. All the gauges worked and the fuel gauge needle had the typical boundce for the Jeep's age. The jeep needs some work in certain areas and I have been doing a number of things to it in my spare time which I have little of. I put a new battery in it yesterday and noticed when I turned the ignition to the ON position, (did not start the engine) the Temp Gauge went beyong the H (hot) and the Fuel Gauge showed totally full. I know the fuel tank is only half full. I did start the jeep as I had just installed power steering and was looking for leaks and toping off the reservior. The temp and fuel gauge remained pegged. They do drop when the ingintion is off. I did note, with the engine running, that all lights worked, oil gauge working fine and amp meter fine. Any ideas what the problem might be with the temp and fuel gauges? I did not have time to check into the problem, but was wondering if a loss of 12v power to the fuel gauge could be the problem? Or could it be a regulator problem? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Marwis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
Marwis
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 19
Problem solved.
Marwis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-11-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
fsucj5
Registered User
1965 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marwis
Problem solved.
What was the problem? How did you fix it?
__________________
"4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul, 1 wheel moves females in my direction"
CJ5 Jeep(1965) Honda RC-51(2003) Chevy S-10(1997)
fsucj5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2014, 01:23 AM   #4
Marwis
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 19
fsucj5,
Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. As for the problem, I found I did not have any electrical current to the gauges in question. I then checked the fuse. The fuse was good, but found no 12 volt power at the fuse. I found a bad contact where the fuse pulgs into the fuse box. Once the contact was repaired, problem solved.
Marwis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
gauge cluster , gauges

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.