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96 Breeze gas gauge


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#1 slosland

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Posted Yesterday, 09:05 am

I disconnected the battery and replaced the fuel pump and the fuel filter on 2.0L. The car runs fine but the needle won't move on the gas gauge.. Bad ground somewhere or something else? 1996 Plwmouth Breeze 169,000 miles.



#2 ImperialCrown

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Posted Yesterday, 09:15 am

 Double check your work. Did the pump come with a new sender? Maybe the resistance wiper got bent away from the element or the float arm is being interfered with? 

 If you ground the sender wire briefly, the gauge should swing to full. Don't keep it like this for too long, have a helper watching. This will determine whether the problem is inside the tank or not.


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#3 slosland

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Posted Yesterday, 09:26 am

ImperialCrown, sender came with the module. So if the gauge swings to full it's in the tank?



#4 ImperialCrown

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Posted Yesterday, 11:25 am

 The gauge will swing to full if the signal line is grounded. This can happen inside or outside the tank. Is it pegged on full?

 If you unplug the tank connector and the gauge falls to E, then the short to ground is inside the tank or the float is stuck in the full position.

 If it sits on E, then there is an open circuit for the signal line or the float is stuck in its lowest position.


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#5 slosland

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Posted Today, 08:14 am

Gauge is currently stuck at 3/4 tank, I will follow yor instructions next weekend when I can get a helper. Will post outcome. Thanks for the info.




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