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Old 04-03-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Fuel guage just quit.

I have 2001 Newmar Dutch Star the guage worked perfect then I parked it in the yard for a week and quit working. Have a Freightliner chassis and I looked to find the sending unit but the tank is to high between the frame rails. Has any one dropped their tank, are the lines long enough to drop it to see.Maybe their is some other easy fix to check first.Wrong on year it's a 2002 DA! forgot what year I had I guess It's time to get her out of the snowbank.

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Old 04-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Hi rvjimmy,
If this happened "out of the blue" it may be a bad ground. Check the black wire for a good ground. If the ground is good and you can find a wire connector to the sending unit and unplug it, I think the gage should go to full. That would eliminate the gage.

The other wires going to the tank, I forget which is for the sending unit. If you know the fuel level in the tank and there is a purple wire (I think) take the resistance reading to ground. 0 resistance is empty. The more resistance the more fuel the gage will read.

Check on the passenger side front basement compartment. Some Newmars have a port hole with a plastic cover. If this is true, unscrew the plastic cover. Wires to the sending unit and fuel pump should be accessible.

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Smile Fuel access hole

I have a diesel pusher and I think the fuel pump is on the engine. I plan on getting it out of the shed next weekend if it ever quits snowing When I get it in the driveway I am going to take a serious look at it.
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