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Unread 11-08-2002, 11:17 PM   #1
dongogolf
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Newbie with those fuel gauge blues


I have a 1984 CJ-7 with a fuel gauge that is not working! Bad ground, bad gauge or bad sending unit. Any ideas on how to find out? TIA

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Unread 11-08-2002, 11:33 PM   #2
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im about to tackle this issue soon also... this should help
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Unread 11-09-2002, 09:22 AM   #3
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A couple of additions. Use a test light to ground the gauge. touch it to the sending side of the gauge.It should blink and the gauge should slowly rise. If the gauge is good, be sure to check the sending unit wire and tank ground before replacing the unit.
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Unread 11-09-2002, 11:17 AM   #4
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this site has a great write up on gauges check it out and book mark it because u will need it.
http://www.monsterslayer.com/jeep/Gauges.htm
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Unread 11-09-2002, 06:28 PM   #5
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On my YJ the solder connection inside the actual gauge was broken. From all that fourwheelin I guess. I just took the gauge cluster out and resoldered.

Just a thought.
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