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?
------------------ "Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne." - Kurt Vonnegut
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.