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Old 16 Mar 2014, 11:44 pm
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Default Fuel Gauge goes to full?

Why every time i wash my 2002 PT Cruiser does the fuel gauge go all the way to full? seams to be the water but cant for the life of me figure out where water is getting to the gauge. Also thought with all the info out here might save me just alittle guessing
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 08:24 am
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Are you saying that you think water is getting into the gauge package inside the car when you wash it and the only thing that moves is the fuel lever??

What happens then? Does it stay full after you start driving?
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 09:13 am
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dont know if water is getting inside. there is no water that i can see. After awhile the gauge starts working again. i slowly comes down from full till it is right but can take a day or so. and yea it is the only thing that i can tell does it.
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 09:58 am
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Have you done the gauge/numbers trick where you hold the reset button IN while you turn the key towards start? You don't actually start the engine but just turn the key forward (while holding the rest button, and then you can let go of both with the numbers in the odometer widow start counting. It will look like this...


111111111111111111 then 222222222222222222222 etc.

After the numbers do their thing all the dials on all the gauges, one at a time, start to go from empty to full, or cold to hot etc. so each needle in each gauge is checked for proper operation. Watch you gas gauge very carefully when it's doing it's testing.
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 10:03 am
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

id say its not water getting to the guage its water causing a ground when you have a bad ground on a fuel guage it will normally read FULL
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 10:05 am
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

thanks guys i will look into both of these
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Old 18 Mar 2014, 01:51 am
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

I had a similar issue with my Mitsu Outlander - turned out to be a bad ground
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 01:08 pm
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

CHK ground connection for fuel gauge which is on right front inner fender just above the headlight. You may have to remove top engine stut to access.
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

My fuel guage is staying at above the fuel mark. Did the test guage going up and down.
Anyone have a picture of where the ground is above the headlight?
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Old 23 Jul 2014, 08:16 am
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Default Re: Fuel Gauge goes to full?

found the grounds looks OK
Any other suggestions?
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