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    Default Dead gas gauge

    Guy's my gas guage died on me back in the summer and I haven't found the problem yet. I have an 88 YJ which has the guage cluster that all comes out in one piece. I took it out and checked it. It seems to be ok. I cleaned the ribbon connector and reinstalled, same problem. My next shot at fixing this is checking the ground back at the tank. If not this I am leaning to the sending unit. It worked when I bought the jeep one day it quit working so I tapped the guage and it came up and worked for a bit then went out again. Do the guages go bad? Anyone have any better ideas for me.

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    The guage on my YJ (90) is bad also. It reads full when I fill it up and 200 miles later reads half a tank when it's empty. After some research and talking to people, I found at that they are notorious for acting up. When I got it, I filled it up, grabbed a 5 gallon fuel can, reset the trip odometer to zero and drove it until it completely ran out of gas. I noted the mileage on my trip odometer and now use that as my gas guage.

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    Default Re: Dead gas gauge

    it is almost always the sending unit
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    Thanks guy's for the input. I guess I'll takle it when the weather warms up.

    WVO

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    Default Re: Dead gas gauge

    Oops, sorry I put this in the wrong category to start with. I actually attempted to move it but couldn't figure it out.

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    Default Re: Dead gas gauge

    This is a good site for CJ gas gauge problems. It might help.
    http://www.jeeptech.com/electrical/gauges/

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