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Old 11-29-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default My Gas Gauge wont Go down

Well on my way to work yesterday I noticed that my Fuel Gauge would not go down I have been driving like a bat out of hell for the past three days and the gas has stayed on Full the whole time. Second thing I noticed when I was gettin outside and going into work I run back to my car to get my hat I look the Gas gauge is STILL at Full....shouldn't it go back down to empty like all the other gauges....I have a 97 Civic EX just incase anyone might need to know. What kind of problem is this?
Also I filled the tank on Saturday morning and I remember it was almost empty....someone let me know whats going on.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Gas Gauge wont Go down (StreetRacinThug)

I was just reading up in the search forums an came across an old post hope it helps...

"If you take your cluster apart and look behind the temp gauge, take the metal cap cover off , now there are tinnnnnyy little hairlike cables that make the guage move up and down. These little hairlike cables have current and if just 1 of them breaks, then thats what happens to your gauge. Use a magnifying glass and look very carefully at the little cables. There should be about 4 little terminals in the corners, this is where most of them snap off. If you get lucky and find the problem, then you have to weld the 2 cables back together."

You could also save a headache and just buy a new cluster.. lol...

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Old 11-29-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: My Gas Gauge wont Go down (StreetRacinThug)

sweet....now you are getting great gas mileage!!!!

you'll never run out of gas

most likely your thing in the tank got stuck in the upper position....
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:17 AM   #4
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i had the same problem... just buy another cluster and sell that one to someone who just wants a tach and speedo
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:20 AM   #5
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mine gas gauge dosent go down when my engine is off, but i have a del slow, good luck with gettin your gas gauge ffixed
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:16 AM   #6
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yea my gas guage stays up when the car is off. jdm del sol SiR cluster Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:34 AM   #7
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try a new cluster, if its not that your fuel pump might be shot, happened to me but to where it stayed on empty, goodluck.
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how many miles have you driven? My fuel guage stays on full forever then strarts dropping fairly rapidly at around 120 miles...
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #9
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well driving is just not the problem its the gas wont go down when you take out the key...well thats it calls for waiting for 2 more checks and gettin me a Si Cluster
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OK this is wierd I noticed today it has gone down 1/4 tank so i got 3/4ths left and also my car isnt the only one that doesnt drop fuel my mom Toyota Corolla does the same, friends 00 Accord also does...maybe im gettin great gas mileage
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OK this is wierd I noticed today it has gone down 1/4 tank so i got 3/4ths left and also my car isnt the only one that doesnt drop fuel my mom Toyota Corolla does the same, friends 00 Accord also does...maybe im gettin great gas mileage
My gauge (00 dx hatch) doesn't move AT ALL until about 120-130 km (75-80miles) of driving. drops faster the less fuel there is in the tank.. fuel gauges arent too accurate in general
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:44 AM   #12
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mine will go 150 miles before it moves off full.

then at 200 im at half


if yours is actually broken, what you should do is go fill up your tank completely, and set your trip, and when the mileage on the trip hits the average miles you get before you fill up, go filler up again
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maybe the guage is sticking?

Anyhow go by how many miles you got to the last tank for a refference on when to refill the tank. Thats what I do about 250 miles time to get my *** to the gas station, 200 in the winter (Remote Starter Click the image to open in full size.)
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