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bad fuel guage

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#1 farrier123171


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Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:30 PM

hi, my 94 legacy l 4wd has a fuel gauge that dos not work. i think its the sending unit. but before i shell out 100.00 for it, i was wondering if im over looking a fuse,relay ground or other common problem. thanks

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 04:09 PM

gound it for a moment with the key on. If the wiring and guage are ok it will go up on the guage. Do not do this too long as it is a direct short and can damage the guage. Just until you see it move.
If you are in a rust belt state it is common for it to be either the ground on the tank on corrosion on the connection to the sender. Out here in CA it is nealy always the sender unless you live near the ocean.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 06:52 PM

If you find you need the sending unit, I have one out of a 92 Legacy wagon you can have for 20+shipping. Lmdew@hotmail.com

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:26 PM

Originally posted by lmdew
If you find you need the sending unit, I have one out of a 92 Legacy wagon you can have for 20+shipping. Lmdew@hotmail.com

Are you selling the left or right one, My 93 legacy reads 1/4 below actual on the fuel gauge, I have cleaned all the slider contacts, the thin wire is intact etc.

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