In Reply to: Question on fuel gauge posted by Rod from Dallas on June 27, 2001 at 07:59:09:
Try cleaning the float on the sender. To remove the sender, I've used the cross screwdriver method as shown in books, counter-pressure, works ok. The float is a plastic device that rides on two very thin gauge wires. Rust or corrosion may have formed on the wires causing increased resistance. Be very careful, though, because those wires are brittle and will snap if you look at them wrong. Try using alcohol and a cloth, or some guys use a soft pencil eraser to rub the wires. Also, check the brown ground wire on the back of your instrument cluster-classic cause of jumpy gauges.