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Old 01-09-2021, 01:26 PM   #1
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Fuel gauge question

My fuel gauge is not working and I just donít think itís worth it to try and get it repaired. Are there alternatives one can use to get an idea of the levels in your fuel tank. After market type alternatives - anything.... thanks

I have a 1994 Blue Bird TC 2000

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Old 02-11-2021, 04:37 AM   #2
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Same issue here

I have a 1989 TC2000 which uses the same parts as 1994. I dont see any reply to y post. Have y figured it out? I need to replace gauges as well, but dont wanna lay $400 for the whole cluster. Were y able to get the specifications on your sensor to know which fuel gauge would work? Take care
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:02 AM   #3
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You can install aftermarket fuel level gauges and senders from autometer. But without knowing if your current issue is the gauge, wiring, or sender, it's anyone's guess as to what your problem is.

See if you have a reading from the wiring, float senders should have a known resistance curve for them to tell you if the sender is correct or not.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:03 AM   #4
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As far as anything cheap, no nothing is cheap. If the tank is close to the edge you might be able to use a broom stick and dip the tank for the level. But no fuel gauge, oem or aftermarket, is going to be cheap.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:13 AM   #5
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I just repaired the fuel level gauge on my 1991 Bluebird. What kind of gauge do you have? Are they individual gauges or a cluster? No not that kind of cluster. It was very easy to fix. Tell us more.
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:04 PM   #6
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Post a picture of your dash and it will help It is a very simple circuit . The fuel gauge is a voltmeter and the float in the tank is connected mechanically to a rheostat. 12volts to one side of the instrument the other side ,Green wire usually, down to the float mounted on top of the tank then through the rheostat to ground. Do you have 12 volts on the back of the guage with the ignition on?
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