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#472472 07/28/22 07:55 PM
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RonPenn Offline OP
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1962 Nova gas gage reads empty all the time even if tank is full. Any suggestions as to the problem? Gage was working before this problem.


1932 4 door Special Sedan 1916 490 Touring
Wilwood Engineering1955-1957

Willwood Engineering

Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems.
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RonPenn #472475 07/28/22 08:42 PM
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Four guesses

The wire to the sending unit is shorted to ground.

There is no power to the gauge.

The gauge is defective.

The sending unit is defective. For example ,the float has a hole in it and stays at the bottom of the tank. Or the float arm corroded and broke.

There are lots of YouTubes about troubleshooting fuel gauges.


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RonPenn #472479 07/29/22 02:06 AM
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Disconnect the wire to the sender and the gauge should go to full. If it does, look inside the tank for the trouble. If not look in the car or the wiring.


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