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olds 1998 cutlass

Hello i had this problem once before after a battery gas gauge needle when turned off is at about six o clock.when i turn on ignition it stops at
the little pin at the empty mark.i just had the cam sensor replaced and the same thing happened.whe the battery was replaced a firestone tire place did something to get needle over the empty there a way i can do this?
Thanks for any help with this,Edward

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gas guage problem

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I had the same problem this weekend, the alternator started dying and a power surge flipped the needle. I fixed it with a paper clip by pushing it through the odometer steam reset hole in the plexiglass. I had to bend the clip several ways but managed to hook the needle and it popped back into place.


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I had the same problem...

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I dont know why it occurs but it is related to the battery. It has happened to me twice. I fixed it on my own each time... its simple
stretch a paper clip and stick it through the hole in the front console where the pin is to switch from miles and trip. Use the paper clip to guide the gage to the top as close as you can get it to full. While holding it there start the car and it will pull the gage back over.

- Hope this helps


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