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Fuel Gauge - No reading?

My fuel gauge worked great until recently when I installed my gauges. To be specific, I hooked up my fuel pressure gauge and now it constantly reads empty. It worked sporadically for a few days going up and down trying to read but always finding its way to empty. I checked the fuses and they seem fine. I'm just curious if anyone has ever ran into this problem? I would work on it more to figure it out I just don't have a lot of time since this is my dd and I work two jobs and go to school

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Did u remove any grounds under a screw to add your gauge ground? Usually a bad fuel gauge is a ground issue

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Same thing on both tanks?
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Sorry forgot to mention it's the cluster fuel gauge not a separate aftermarket. Yes it reads the same with both tanks. I just replaced the rear sending unit like three weeks ago.

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Did u remove any grounds under a screw to add your gauge ground? Usually a bad fuel gauge is a ground issue
Nope. Just added a few 12v's and grounds. I didn't really have to take much apart to add the gauges.

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Food for thought anyone?

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If u replaced the rear sending unit i would look for a pinched wire around that area

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A fuel gauge basically reads resistance to ground in ohms. A easy test is to remove fuel sender plug and touch the sender wire that goes to gauge to ground. Gauge should peg full with sender wire grounded. Not sure off top of head which wire is the sender wire.
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