[DML] Re: Fuel Gage flops around
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[DML] Re: Fuel Gage flops around



That can happen, and will make it move around a bit more than normal. But with the sender out of the tank, when you flip it over the gauge usually takes 15 seconds or so to go from one end to the other. If it goes immediately, the problem is inside the gauge itself. I've seen bad gauges that move like audio VU meters (old guy reference). 

Best test is to pull the sender from the tank. Let the fuel drain out. Now hold it right side up and verify that the low fuel light comes on and it reads empty. Now flip it upside down and look a the gauge. It should move all the way to the top, but it should take some time. If it moves faster than you can run from the tank to the dashboard you have a different problem. 

dave s

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> If it's one of the new DMC remanufactured senders, could it be that one 
> or both of the little screws in the bottom have fallen out ?
> 
> Dave Swingle wrote:
> > Fuel gauge itself is bad. The damping circuit has failed. 
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddelorean" <daviddelorean@> wrote:
> >   
> >> Is it normal for the fuel gage to flop around up and down with the movement of the gas in the tank? My gage was installed a year ago. When I move forward is shoots down, when I stop it shoots upward.  It jumps up and down a full 1/4 tank until settling. Is this normal?  In large trucks with huge gas tanks I've seen this but not in small cars.
> >>
> >>
>




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