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#1 Old 01-08-2008, 12:25 PM
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Gas Gauge Problems

I have a problem with my gas gauge. Right after i start up my truck my gas gauge will move all around, like go all the way down to below E and then move around back and forth slowly and will never sit still whether i am driving or sitting in the driveway. I was wondering if the sending unit is bad or maybe something in the wiring, or that is just the way these are. That also makes me wonder about the rest of the gauges. Has anyone else had problems with any of the gauges on these trucks?
I plan on putting a tach on the dash since these never came with one and maybe a trans temp and any other ones i need. I was also wondering if anyone has mounted any gauges in these trucks and if they have, where and any pics.

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Kinda sounds like you have a short somewhere. This isn't normal for these trucks.
I would look at the wires under the truck and at the top of the tank, for any rubbing and/or corrosion.

Here's some crappy pics of my gauges. Mechanical oil pressure, volts, and Tach.
The oil and volts go where the Message center was ( red light in between is the check engine light), and the tach is ty-rapped around the steering column. The Sirius sat radio is above the rearview mirror, with the antenna out the interrior and cargo lights.

If you can, use all "electric gauges" instead of the"manual" type.
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thanks...i will try checking that. i see that auto meter makes a 2 gauge pillar pod for our trucks. I might put one of them in possibly. Does that tach affect your vision of the speedometer?

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If it was like my 93 Dak, I had my fuel pump and sensor changed 3 times. I finally gave up and kept track of miles, plus the low fuel light still worked right, Once it came on I had 30 mile to get gas.
BTW, the sensor should be part of the fuel pump which is located in the tank!

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yea i thought that it was in the tank. Does mine have a fuel light?...i have never even looked. That wouldn't be so bad if it did because then i wouldnt have to worry if i am going to run out or not. Or would that light be determined by where the gauge needle is at?

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No, you don't have the low fuel light, although, my wiring diagram says the sending unit has a "low fuel switch".
Yes, the tach blocks half of the speedo. But, I never go that fast anyways!

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