ExcessKuma
ExcessKuma New Reader
8/13/22 11:34 a.m.

Hey y'all. I'm trying to see if there's an easy fix for the fuel level gauge on my Q45. I did the fuel pump on it a while back and while that has been flawless, it appears that pulling the pump while the tank wasn't empty confused the level sensor and now half a tank is the low fuel mark. I was just thinking of pulling the cluster out and physically repositioning the needle, but wanted to see if anyone knew like a recalibration method. 

 

Any help is appreciated 

 

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/13/22 11:55 a.m.

Are you sure the float is not caught on something? Or got bent?

Before touching the gauge, bend the float. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/13/22 12:03 p.m.

You might try Wes.  It's been a few years since I asked him a question but he was prompt to reply.  He's forgotten more about these cars that others will ever know.  

Being a '90( first year) I wonder if there was a part change over the years and you have the wrong part?   Was there a tank change over the years?   These are the kinds of things Wes would know.  

Wes@Q45.org

 

 

ExcessKuma
ExcessKuma New Reader
8/13/22 2:19 p.m.

In reply to Slippery :

Float was bent back to as close as possible and when being reinstalled I flicked it a few times to make sure it wasn't catching on anything 

ExcessKuma
ExcessKuma New Reader
8/13/22 2:19 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

It's the fuel sender that came from the car, all I swapped was the pump. I've tried emailing him in the past, no dice.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/13/22 2:29 p.m.

I searched my old emails.  The last time I conversed with him was June 2019 and it was the wes@q45.org address.  

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