63 falcon futura gauges

Asked by Jan 27, 2016 at 07:43 PM about the 1963 Ford Falcon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Gauges are original but replaced the constant voltage regulator. Temp
gauge won't move but when i turn the key to acc the feul gauge rises.
When i start the car the feul gauge drops to nothing.

Replacing the temp sending unit next but any other ideas on both gauges
would be appreciated

1 Answer

58,865

A gas gauge that always reads empty is a bad ground. To test the temperature gauge, unplug the wire from the sending unit and put the unplugged end of the wire on something metal, that's not painted to ground the wire. Now turn the ignition to the run position. The temperature gauge should swing immediately to hot. If so, the sending unit is bad or possibly the thermostat is stuck open. If not, check the wiring, and the gauge itself. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Falcon Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Falcon Experts

#1 Troy Witt
Troy Witt
Reputation 480
#2 MrBlueOval
MrBlueOval
Reputation 340
#3 falconman13
falconman13
Reputation 120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Fairlane
94 listings
Used Ford F-350
344 listings starting at $5,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
291 Great Deals out of 20,422 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Ranchero
63 listings
Used Ford Galaxie
104 listings