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fuel gauge sits at 1/4 by thismanyfieros
Started on: 05-27-2015 10:48 AM
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Last post by: thismanyfieros on 05-29-2015 06:05 PM
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Report this Post05-27-2015 10:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
pulled and swapped my dash and now my fuel gauge sits at 1/4... the car has a 3.8sc swap so I am wondering if I stretched a wire and now its doing this... car is an 86se... swap done by fieroflyer.. any help is greatly appreciated... Thanks guys!!!
anyone with the wiring break down just drop me a Pm for the stock wiring route for the gas gauge please send it to me so I have a place to start looking.... Thanks!!
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Report this Post05-27-2015 11:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BruceClick Here to Email BruceSend a Private Message to BruceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That sounds like the State of California University vehicles, which always had problems. I ran out of gas in central Calif. in the summertime. My tax dollars at work...
I'm sure Canada is much better with its Universities, and the Forum will be even better at solving your Fiero problem.
Go, BC Lions!!
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Report this Post05-27-2015 11:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Need a clarification:

1. Never goes above 1/4.
2. Never goes below 1/4.
3. Always shows 1/4.
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Report this Post05-27-2015 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Bruce:

That sounds like the State of California University vehicles, which always had problems. I ran out of gas in central Calif. in the summertime. My tax dollars at work...
I'm sure Canada is much better with its Universities, and the Forum will be even better at solving your Fiero problem.
Go, BC Lions!!
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Huh? Strange answer to his question...
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Report this Post05-28-2015 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for firebossClick Here to Email firebossSend a Private Message to firebossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Bruce:

That sounds like the State of California University vehicles, which always had problems. I ran out of gas in central Calif. in the summertime. My tax dollars at work...
I'm sure Canada is much better with its Universities, and the Forum will be even better at solving your Fiero problem.
Go, BC Lions!!
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Report this Post05-29-2015 03:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It doesn't matter how much fuel is in the tank it sits at 1/4 of a tank on the gauge..
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Report this Post05-29-2015 04:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
pre-88 Fieros have gauges that 'float' when turned off, so it may be a broken wire just as you thought. How is the printed circuit on the cluster? It may have a bad spot.
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Report this Post05-29-2015 06:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I thought of the old crusty print out on the back of the cluster. it could be missing a tab where that is plugged into... just wanted to trace and track all my wiring first as it does sit at 1/4 .... then probably get a new cluster and swap my gauges over and see what happens..
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