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Old 07-26-2019, 09:12 PM #1
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Gas Gauge Needle Stuck

I did a search and didn't find much on this issue. On my 98 the gas gauge needle is stuck between 1/4 and 1/2 tank. It has been this way since I got the rig about a month ago. I just use the odometer to tell me when to fill up.

I realize it could be the sending unit in the tank but I'm wondering if there's a common issue with the gauge which would simply require pulling the gauge cluster and doing a little soldering.

I had an 01 F150 that had a common issue with the digital odometer that required pulling the cluster and adding the tiniest bit of solder to one spot where the solder would develop a crack on the circuit board. Pulling the cluster was all the work. The actual soldering took about 2 seconds.

Just wondering if there might be something similar in the 3rd gens before I pull the cluster.
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Does the needle go to empty when you turn the vehicle off?
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Mine is not stuck but it definitely doesn't work correctly. When I first fill up it goes up to about 3/4 tank, then drops immediately (within 20 or so miles) to half and stays there for the majority of the tank until it drops down all the way as I'm getting closer to running out and the light comes on. I replaced my fuel pump recently and cleaned out the contacts in the sender and tried bending the arm a little so it would read full when I fill up, but it didn't make a difference. Sorry I have no solutions for you ha
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Does the needle go to empty when you turn the vehicle off?
No sir. I just stays at the one position whether the key is on or not. Are you thinking it might be the fuel gauge in the cluster?
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No sir. I just stays at the one position whether the key is on or not. Are you thinking it might be the fuel gauge in the cluster?
If it was the sender giving you a bad reading the needle would still move to empty when the vehicle is turned off. My bet would be the instrument cluster.
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gas gauge

got a 99 perfect looking, don't know why I pulled it but its not 4wd so its just sittin in my garage. miles unknown
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