2005 CHEVY CAVALIER FUEL GAUGE NOT WORKING

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  • dancingfool
  • 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2005 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 110000 miles

My 2005 Chevy Cavalier has a fuel gauge that goes way over full and lays on the temperature gauge needle so it can't come up. If I turn the car back off and start it again quickly, the temp gauge can rise faster than the fuel gauge can fall on it! After a couple of restarts, the temp gauge will read properly, but the fuel gauge still reads overfull. Also, my odometer readout sometimes has "speckles" in it. What do I do?

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 4:22 PM

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  • brian 1
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The problem is in the ipc itself. The instrument cluster needs to be replaced.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 7:16 PM
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FYI I have the same problem with my 2004 cavalier but I am not sure it is the instrument cluster. My speedometer and tach will sometimes stopworking and when this happens the cruise control fails to function. I have pulled out my cluster and when you reset the dials to zero it works fine. I disconnected my cluster and the cruise still worked. I disconnected the connector to the cruise and my guages still worked, so I am not sure what to try next. I think I will leave the plastic covering off my instrument cluster so I can at least reset manually.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 9:13 PM

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