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FUEL GAUGE DOESNT WORK

 
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CaptainCrunch



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: FUEL GAUGE DOESNT WORK Reply with quote

Bought a boat and the fuel gauge doent work. I replaced the sending unit and gauge (match set) and still reads full. Replaced the wring and same thing. Rewired completely off battery ie, Hot directly to the 'I terminal on the gauge, ground off the same battery to the 'G' terminal on gauge, and a new seperate wire ran from the 'S' on gauge to the center terminal on the sending unit. I also used the same ground wire going to the 'G' terminal to ground the sending unit (side post). Still the same thing. I then bonded the ground to the engine and still reading full. I removed the sending unit and only 1/4 tank gas. I am getting constant continuity on the sending unit from the center terminal to the ground terminal while moving the float arm up and down. What am i missing???? Something simple????? (I hope) Is my new sending unit bad???? PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom line, if you remove the gauge, put power and ground to it, move the float arm up and down the gauge should move. If not I would try a new sending unit. Cool
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