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Old 05-15-2017, 02:24 AM   #76
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Re: 67-72 Chevy Truck fuel gauge diagnostics 101

Hey Tbone1964 Where can a guy buy the fuel gauge resistor ?
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:28 PM   #77
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Re: 67-72 Chevy Truck fuel gauge diagnostics 101

i got mine at Radio Shack. I may have one lying around. If you want it let me know. It'll cost you a stamp!
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:01 PM   #78
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i got mine at Radio Shack. I may have one lying around. If you want it let me know. It'll cost you a stamp!
I believe he is referring to the stock porcelain type resistors.

You can use a 100 ohm resistor from Radio Shack but the stock style are much easier to install and there are plenty out there available.

Thanks for your in put on the subject,

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Old 06-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #79
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This is great information. I have been fighting with the fuel gauge on my 72 C10 for 2 months and getting nowhere. I replaced the tank sending unit which did not help. I just did the diagnostics in your post and got the following readings.

Picture 1 - 44.4 ohms I read 23.4 ohms
Picture 2 - 98.2 ohms I read 23.3 ohms
Picture 3 - 142.8 ohms I read 2.2 ohms

My best guess is a bad resistor. Do you agree? If so, where can I buy a new resistor. If I'm wrong, please advise next steps.

Thanks so much.
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:43 PM   #80
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Re: 67-72 Chevy Truck fuel gauge diagnostics 101

I also have found that time to time the resistors fail.
With what you indicate I would believe your problem is in the resistor.

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They are available on this site.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:33 PM   #81
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Thanks Vic,
I'll see if I can find the resistor. You said they are available on this site. Are you talking about 67-72chevytrucks.com? I don't see anywhere to buy them.

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #82
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Re: 67-72 Chevy Truck fuel gauge diagnostics 101

Does anyone have a source for the fuel gauge resistor on a 72 C`10?
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:01 PM   #83
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Does anyone have a source for the fuel gauge resistor on a 72 C`10?
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Hi Ron,

Send me a PM with your address information and I will send you a good resistor.

Typically the main problem when the resistor goes bad is you will never register more than 1/4 tank no matter how much fuel you have.

I don't see what photos you are refering to but the stock fuel gauge resistors will read around 90-100 ohms. The 23.3 ohms you have would only get your gauge up to 1/4 tank based on 90 ohms at full, 45 ohms at half and 22.5 ohms at 1/4 tank.

Hope this helps, let me know,

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Old 08-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #84
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Hi guys, this is my first post and the fuel gauge in my blazer is driving me nuts.

I purchased a new gauge and sender for the blazer and did all the testing shown on page 1 of this post. Everything was spot on with the readings so I decided to go ahead and hook everything up while on my bench. at .8 ohm's the tank read empty. as the ohm's increased the needle on the gauge started to move, but once I raised the float arm to 1/4 or 22.5 ohm's the needle was already on full. If I lift the float arm anymore than 1/4 tank the needle continues past full. The sender reads true and so does the gauge. The other bummer is I had to install everything in the blazer so I could not only use the vehicle but know when to get gas. when the needle starts to drop below full, I find a gas station quick. any ideas would be great.

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Old 08-18-2017, 11:27 PM   #85
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Hi guys, this is my first post and the fuel gauge in my blazer is driving me nuts.

I purchased a new gauge and sender for the blazer and did all the testing shown on page 1 of this post. Everything was spot on with the readings so I decided to go ahead and hook everything up while on my bench. at .8 ohm's the tank read empty. as the ohm's increased the needle on the gauge started to move, but once I raised the float arm to 1/4 or 22.5 ohm's the needle was already on full. If I lift the float arm anymore than 1/4 tank the needle continues past full. The sender reads true and so does the gauge. The other bummer is I had to install everything in the blazer so I could not only use the vehicle but know when to get gas. when the needle starts to drop below full, I find a gas station quick. any ideas would be great.

Mark
Hey, Mark, what is the resistance of the sender with the float all the way up? (As in full tank.) Is it around 90 Ohms?
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:28 AM   #86
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Hi Bob, yes float all the way up reads 90 ohm's.
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That sender will work properly with a GM gauge. What gauge did you buy? It sounds like it is not a match with your sender.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #88
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i purchased a stock replacement gauge for my 72 blazer.

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I'll set up a fuel gauge on the bench and see if I can duplicate your readings.
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i purchased a stock replacement gauge for my 72 blazer.

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When you say stock replacement, are you talking used OE, NOS or new aftermarket. Most of the new aftermarket gauges do not require the stock style porcelain resistors. If you are using the stock resistor on an aftermarket gauge, that might be your problem.

Depending on where you bought the new fuel gauge, was the needle removed for paint and not put back on in the correct position?

Just some thoughts.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:00 PM   #91
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Tom, I purchased the new fuel gauge from Brothers. Part #GGE1001 nothing was removed to my knowledge. I will try removing the resistor and let you know.

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Old 08-19-2017, 03:09 PM   #92
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Tom, I purchased the new fuel gauge from Brothers. Part #GGE1001
2 thoughts (ok maybe more than 2),

Contact brothers and ask if it requires an external resistor or if it is built into the gauge.

I can sell you a decent used fuel gauge for $25.00 shipped that would be tested and working. Or I would check with Brothers and see if they can send you a new one. These are not complicated. They need battery voltage, ground and a signal from the fuel sender to work. It sounds like you have done your home work and possibly just got a bad gauge from Brothers.

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Re: 67-72 Chevy Truck fuel gauge diagnostics 101

Mark, I tried everything, but could not duplicate the readings you are getting. I agree with Tom that you could have a bum gauge.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:39 PM   #94
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Thank you Tom, removed the resistor and the gauge now reads 1/4 with 5 gallons of gas in the tank. i will go top off the tank later today and see what happens.

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Thank you Bob for taking time out of your day to help with this issue.

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Not a problem, Mark. Glad to help. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #97
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Works perfect now. gauge read 1/4, added 17 gallons, now reads full.

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Good stuff here. Glad We are able to help each other get through these gremlins.

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Old 09-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #99
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Sure helped me out! Thank You cluster king!
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