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Unread 04-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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gas gage reading reverse?

when i got my 80 cj the gas gage didnt work so i diagnosed it to the factory gage being defective but since the od still worked i got an aftermarket gage installed and it works but it reads backwards as in E being full and F being empty? anyone ever had a problem like this?

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Unread 04-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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Did you re install the gas tank upside down? Seriously try reversing the two wires on the top.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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on the back of the gage there is a positive and a ground and a source have all hooked up correctly i even tried changing the positive and ground no change
at the sender there is a clip for a ground and also the little threaded post for the source for the back of the gage what wires are u talking about?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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which gauges did you buy?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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when i got my 80 cj the gas gage didnt work so i diagnosed it to the factory gage being defective but since the od still worked i got an aftermarket gage installed and it works but it reads backwards as in E being full and F being empty? anyone ever had a problem like this?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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which gauges did you buy?
just a cheapy from our autoparts store
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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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just a cheapy from our autoparts store
That would be the problem. You need for a 76 to 86 Jeep CJ.

You probably got a ford or Chevy gauge.

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Unread 04-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #8
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ohh gotcha i think im just gonna leave it since it works it just reversed
just thought this was all kind of weard
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Unread 04-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #9
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Just had this happen when I replaced my stock gauge with a VDO gauge. It is not a problem. The gauge is just wired in reverse from the stock setup, but it will read accurately. There is no change in wiring that you can do to remedy it. The fix: Whenever the sender finally goes out, just replace it with an early YJ sender, and it will read normally.

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