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Old 05-28-2009, 08:27 PM
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Lightbulb Gauge cluster dissasemble

I am thinking I need to dissasemble the gauge cluster (take it off) to gain access to a "slosh sensor" that may have gone bad in the 1989 5.0 lx hatchback I own.

The fuel gauge is not working right and even though many say it is the fuel sending unit, I just found out that it may be the slosh sensor , which is behind the gauge cluster.

So, I figure before I buy a fuel sending unit I will try to replace this sensor and see if it fixes the problem.

Anyone know where there is a how to on this? I will refer to the haynes I guess, but I wanted to see if there was a pictorial kind of how to somewhere that would make this easy. Or easier.

Should I swap to a 140mph gauge while Im at it? Maybe white face gauges? I will also be looking at the speedo cable cause I think it may be squeeking, and also going to be changing the speedo gear which is found at the other end of the cable, in the tranny right? I am switching to a 3.55 gear later and need to do this also.

Thanks everyone, please chime in and let me know.

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why not use proper troubleshooting techniques instead of slapping parts???
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:10 PM
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You don't even need to take off the lens you can leave all the gauges intact the slosh module just screws on the back of the cluster assembly.
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So I can reach up behind the gauge cluster and access the slush sensor?
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:45 PM
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mjr,

I dont know if this type of problem allows me to troubleshoot that easy. The fuel gauge isnt working properly, so they say its the fuel sending unit, then I hear that it can be the sloosh sensor. What do you think?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:05 AM
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I have the same problem. I've replaced my tank sending unit and put in a used gauge that I know works. What is the slosh sensor? Where can I get one?
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I think the sensor is on the back, lower right side of the gauge cluster, they say its a little card like computer chip like sensor. I amagine you have to seek out the sensor at parts stores or junk yards. If you find two let me know, I need one too!
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