"kozmo6969" wrote in message
>> Stay informed about: fuel gauge quit
> is this
> a power problem, ground or meter stuck? any sugestions? i actualy have
> not checked much yet.
The easiest way to narrow down the possibilities is to remove the wire from
the sending unit on the tank. Turn the ignition on, and touch the wire to
ground. The gauge should go from "pegged low" to "pegged high". Don't do
this too much, it is possible to bend the needle in the gauge as it snaps
back and forth.
If nothing happens when you touch the wire to ground, then either what you
are touching it to isn't ground (which could be the problem, the sending
unit needs a ground), there is a break in the wire between the gauge and the
tank, the gauge is bad, or the gauge isn't getting power.
If the needle snaps back and forth when you touch the wire to ground then
the problem is in the sending unit. It could be that it has lost its ground
connection or the sending unit may have failed. They are a mechanical
device and they do fail from time to time. If you have access to it then
replacing it usually isn't a problem.