Fuel gauge 82 aspencade


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Garykearns
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Fuel gauge 82 aspencade

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Hi everyone, my fuel gauge now i turn the key on the needle slowly goes up to full but it is not even close to full. Whats up, thanks Gary


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This topic was just updated yesterday. (Temp and fuel gauge thread)
If both fuel and temp gauges go full high, it's the 7volt regulator. If it's only the fuel gauge, it's probably the sender unit. Try disconnecting the wire at the sender. Disconnected should show empty, and grounding the wire should show full.
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Thanks for the reply , I just ran it and temp gauge is ok . I took the ground off the fuel gauge and went to empty. So it must be the sender. Can i buy new ?. Thanks Gary
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Garykearns wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:31 am Thanks for the reply , I just ran it and temp gauge is ok . I took the ground off the fuel gauge and went to empty. So it must be the sender. Can i buy new ?. Thanks Gary
Not necessarily the sender. Often the cause of this is that the wire going to the sender has gotten pinched somewhere, and is shorted out to ground, usually against the frame.

Disconnect the wire from the sender (not the gauge). If the fuel gauge stays at full, you know the wire is shorted out somewhere between the gauge and the sender. If you pull the wire from the sender and the fuel gauge goes to zero, then the problem is your sender (not common).


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