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After turning off ignition all of the gauges freeze and do not go to zero (0). by Fiero.1984
Started on: 12-04-2013 08:42 PM
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I have a 1984 Fiero SE with 2.5 and automatic. When I turn off the motor, all of the gauges freeze in place and do not go to zero. The speedometer, tach, temp, etc all stay at the values that they had when running. Since I drive the car only a few times a month, I do not remember when this started to happen.

Does all Fieros do this? It is a minor problem and if it is too hard to fix, I will just live with it. But I would be interested if anyone else has this problem or does all Fieros work this way?

Thanks.
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Yes that is what they do. They are not broken. Nothing to fix.
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Report this Post12-04-2013 10:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Return-to-zero gauges were only introduced in the '86 model year.
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Report this Post12-04-2013 11:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Like mentioned above, it's perfectly normal.
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Report this Post12-04-2013 11:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here's me driving with no steering wheel at 30 KPH and 2,000 RPM heading for a brick wall

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I like it when they dont go back to zero, in my car when I turn the key to on they all spin around once or twice like they are happy to see me.
Like a puppy dog
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Report this Post12-05-2013 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero.1984Send a Private Message to Fiero.1984Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am glad that it does not need to be fixed.
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Originally posted by Blacktree:

Like mentioned above, it's perfectly normal.


Another fine job from GM.

Spoon

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Report this Post12-05-2013 08:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Charles SchuttyClick Here to Email Charles SchuttySend a Private Message to Charles SchuttyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just got an '86. My first Fiero. It has been on jackstands more that on the pavement.
My orginal 'Temp/Fuel' had a good Temp reading but nothing (Jammed) on the fuel gauge. I replaced the cluster with one that now doesn't work either Temp or Fuel. The Fuel is pegged at full, and the Temp is really reading low. I plan to put the original back in as Temp is pretty important on my Ironman 4, 5 speed.
A retired GM school trained mechamic said maybe grounding the fuel may get it to work.
My fuel pressure is 7.5 pounds and I believe 9 to 12.5 pounds is accepable. I bought a new fuel pump/sended unit and got too excited and topped off the fuel before installing it. Had to do some driving with it.
First time I got in a storm in Butte Mt and on black ice. That is an experiece for a 'rookie' (rack/pinion steering) and high speed tires. Now it is 8 degrees below zero and that shuts down the Fiero work until spring. I am not going to syphon the fuel but drive it out. So far I got 29.44 mpg with all mostly in the middle gears, driving on black ice and 52 miles of highway. That must be one hell of a car.
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