Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 11:30:51 -0800 From: TimeRangernopsam.com Subject: Re: Weird Fuel Gauge Effect?!
On Sat, 26 Feb 2000 17:57:58 +0000, Claudius Helpert <claudenopsamnsion.demon.co.uk> wrote: >Hi folks, > >I have a 1986 Saab 900 (not turbo), and noted recently a (to me) weird >and unexplainable effect. >Each time I step on the brake pedal, the fuel gauge goes down, this >happens anytime whether idling at a red light or driving along. >Once I release the pedal the gauge goes up again within a flick. >The slope of the road does not change it either. > >Is this normal ? >What can cause this? >The car seems fine to me, I have done a few thousand miles since I >noted that little flicker on the dashboard. > >any ideas? > >Claude > Bad ground in a brake light switch/circuit and it is finding ground in the fuel guage. I had a similar problem with coolant temp guage, and I found the problem to be a bad ground in the right front running light/turn indicator. Guage read normal until I turned the lights on, then the guage would max out. Took me about 12 hours (a few hours here, a few hours there) to figure it out. -- "Our eyes and hands and feet will give us the same assistance in doing mischief as in doing good; but it would not therefore be better for the world, that all mankind were blind and lame. Arms are not to be laid aside by honest men, because carried by assassins and ruffians; they are to be used the rather for this very reason." -George Campbell