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Old 06-10-2013, 04:35 PM
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I used PermaTex Threadlocker Blue on mine after reading up on how it tolerates gasoline. It is still doing well.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM
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Tried this repair tonight. Got a good reading on the ohm meter after repair but the gauge is still showing empty... Any ideas what it could be? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:55 PM
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Gauge may have given up it's ghost... here's an inexpensive replacement http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/produ...FdFDMgodKhQAIQ
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:55 AM
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You can try connecting the sending unit to the wiring harness and turning it onto its side to move the float. If you are getting the proper readings when you bench test the sending unit you should see the guage move as you tilt it. If not, perhaps you don't have the wiring harness connected to the proper terminals? And of course the guage could be bad too.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:51 AM
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Tried this repair tonight. Got a good reading on the ohm meter after repair but the gauge is still showing empty... Any ideas what it could be? Thanks for the help.
Check for voltage at the pink wire to the sender. It's not high current, so there's no danger of sparks. Touch the pink wire to the black wire at the sender. If you see no movement, do the same at the gauge and see if it pegs the needle. If it pegs the needle at the gauge, you have a problem with the wires or a terminal.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:24 PM
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I just wanted to comment on this thread as a new(new to me, I just bought a 92 prostar 205) mastercraft owner. I read this randomly while surfing the net, and thought I would give it a shot. While it took me longer than 20 minutes, this seams to have fixed my sending unit. My fuel gauge is now working again. Mark me down as another person who this fix has worked for. Thanks for the thread!
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