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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2002, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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I found a site that tells you just about everything you need to know about these gauges except how to take them out and put them back. I can't see what hold em in. Do ya think I have to pull out the whole speedo cluster to do it?


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post #2 of 6 Old 02-27-2002, 11:30 PM
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If you are trying to replace your gauges in the speedo cluster, you need to take it out. the back of the cluster is held on by bending it around the front. carefully straighten the four crimps and the back will come off. The gauges are attached by a couple of nuts on the studs to the back. When you are done replacing the gauges, simply rebend the crimps and you are back in buisness.Good luck

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Thanks JeepDaddy2000. I just finished replacing the gauges. I'm somewhat successful. The temp gauge works now, but the fuel gauge is still working whacky. I know it's the sending unit now. I bought a new sending unit a couple of weeks ago, but it was defective from the get go. I tried to solder the broken wire but wound up trashing the thing. It was a cheep piece of trash anyway. I'll purchase a better brand next time. I guess it's time to drop the tank. I just filled it up with gas so I'll wait until I run it out of gas. At the same time I'll replace the filler tube and vent tube.

You ever drop a gas tank? Anything I should watch out for other than the usuall fire hazards? I know a guy that burnt himself up in his garage pulling his tank next to the water heater. I'll turn off the pilot and gas before I start that job.

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Just remember that all your wires and fuel lines attach to the sending unit that is located on the TOP of the tank.It is usualy a simple operation, just remember if it doesn't want to come out, check to make sure everything is unhooked. I know this sounds stupid but safety is common sense. Do it in a ventelated space away from fire. you will get some gas and fumes around as be ready. PS this is a good time to wear safety glasses as there will be dirt falling in your face.

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Just remember that all your wires and fuel lines attach to the sending unit that is located on the TOP of the tank.
JD2000 - can the sending unit be removed without removing the tank? I vaguely remember reading something about an access plate under the back seat for fuel tank access. I don't have any idea how large it is, or if it exists. Also, Do you know of a quality sending unit. The last one I bought was trash before I got it out of the box.

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Well, you can cut an acess hole if you like(I've thought about it myself!)Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers used to carry a good unit, might try them

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