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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2002, 01:47 PM
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Re: God did not want my Jeep to have Fuel Guage

On the accuracy thing,
I just replaced my tank and sender and found something kind of interesting. I too had a gauge accuracy issue until I changed the sender. My gauge would not read completely full nor would it read completely empty.
When I removed my sender, and upon inspection, I found that the small brass contact that moves up and down the small coil of wires was worn down to the point that at least 1/8” of the tip was completely gone. This made the contact shorter, which would cause it to move across the coil in a smaller arc.
It reads perfect now.

I guess the moral is:
When trouble shooting, don’t forget that you have a gauge that reacts to the position of the sender.
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