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hey wasup guys, does any one know where they sell the fuel gauge for a 1979 vette. cuz ecklers i see only has a restoration service, or am i wrong. Just give me some advice cuz i changed my sender and the gauge is still gone. thanks
 

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hey wasup guys, does any one know where they sell the fuel gauge for a 1979 vette. cuz ecklers i see only has a restoration service, or am i wrong. Just give me some advice cuz i changed my sender and the gauge is still gone. thanks
Have you tested the gauge?
 

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lol that would be another option too i remember readin a thread on here that specified how to do that but i cant find it now. how would i go about doing that?:nuts:
 

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all you have to do is ground the sender side of the gauge, it should go to full. I would think a more likely issue is the sender. They are $$$. JC Whitney has a generic unit that you can get for about $17 and canabalize to fix your stock sender
 

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all you have to do is ground the sender side of the gauge, it should go to full. I would think a more likely issue is the sender. They are $$$. JC Whitney has a generic unit that you can get for about $17 and canabalize to fix your stock sender
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And then put a 12v test light from the wire to ground and it should read 1/2 tank.

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I'm so sorry for the thread hijack, but...
Since we're on the subject of a fuel gauge, mine "works" but it has this annoying habit of quivering back and forth, about a quarter of a tanks worth of travel, around whatever level is actually in the tank.
For example, if I have half a tank of good old 93 octane, the gauge will start at 1/2 tank, then start quivering between 1/8 tank above and 1/8 below the 1/2 mark back and forth for the rest of the time the car is running.
I have no tools or equipment for testing electrical systems, but would this be a simple case of a faulty sending unit?
Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled thread...
 

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I'm so sorry for the thread hijack, but...
Since we're on the subject of a fuel gauge, mine "works" but it has this annoying habit of quivering back and forth, about a quarter of a tanks worth of travel, around whatever level is actually in the tank.
For example, if I have half a tank of good old 93 octane, the gauge will start at 1/2 tank, then start quivering between 1/8 tank above and 1/8 below the 1/2 mark back and forth for the rest of the time the car is running.
I have no tools or equipment for testing electrical systems, but would this be a simple case of a faulty sending unit?
Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled thread...
Myself, I don't see the hijack here-- we got him going on the troubleshooting process, and waiting for him to respond.

as far as yours goes, your sender is on it's way to sender heaven (or where ever they go), but it may work forever. remember, the fuel sloshes around in the tank. Check the ground too. Could be the ground is not as good as it should be.

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read above, i did change the sender it is brand new. i just want to make sure im testin the gauge correctly. if i ground the sender or somethig is it suppose to go to full? on the sender wires that is!
 
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