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Old 10-16-2010, 11:51 AM
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my gas gauge just started working magically..

I took a 130 mile trip in my 83 wag yesterday. About a hundred miles in I was filling up because my gas gauge has never worked so I just hit it every hundred. and I look into the cab and see the gas needle moving up! So somehow the gas gauge just started working, then guess what? The oil pressure gauge is working too! So, now all my gauges work except for the temp sensor. Im truly happy that it just happened, just wondering if anybody else had a similar experience or could think of why?
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:09 PM
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Grounds can be intermittent, and are always problematic on old vehicles. Vibration from driving could have restored the ground to the sending unit or gauge, and voila.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:15 PM
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Good deal. Can't explain the oil gauge but the fuel gauge working again is common I've bought rigs that have sat for a long time and the gauge wasn't working due to a crudded up sender and after cycling a few tanks of fuel through them they worked again.
Gotta love vehicles that fix themselves.
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Don't get too excited...there is a good chance they will revert to their old ways
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:20 PM
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Mine stopped working several months prior to the Ouray Invasion in 2002. Filled up and headed out of town ... after the second fill-up on the way to Amarillo, it started working just as before. Worked the entire trip to and from Ouray. Got home, and after fillling up with local gas the darned thing stopped working again. I chalked it up to different gas mixes available outside of the DFW metroplex (gums in the fuel, different additives for emissions, something like that). Puzzling.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:15 PM
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well, im grateful, and ill just pray they continue to play nice.
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Well this morning after filling up again as I drove away I watched both these gauges die again. As far as I can tell the gauges and the fuel sending unit work. Is there a place where both these ground together? I just think it's weird that they both came on and turned off at the same time. It was really nice to have a gas gauge, would love to figure this out and make it permanent.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:37 AM
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There are grounds under the dash attached to the e-brake hanger. You might get some contact cleaner and clean out some of the plugs and connectors along the harness also.

I would also check the harness for any places that have crumbled wire sheathing....
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There are grounds under the dash attached to the e-brake hanger. You might get some contact cleaner and clean out some of the plugs and connectors along the harness also.

I would also check the harness for any places that have crumbled wire sheathing....

In addition to the e-brake ground point, there is a spade on the back of the instrument panel beside the heater connections for the other end of the ground wire. Mine got very loose, so I squeezed the connector edges/grooves so it would fit tighter solving the problem. However, if you have dash lights, the dash ground is good.

Of course you could pull the guage panel and check for proper connections; major deal.
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Couldn't find the ground on the e brake, but they did start working again akk the sudden..
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