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fuel gauge needle stuck.

Old 04-13-2009, 07:20 PM
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I just got a 95' civic and the fuel gauge needle is stuck at the top. Does anyone know what the problem would be?
Old 04-13-2009, 07:25 PM
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Sounds like a bad fuel gauge sending unit:

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Old 04-13-2009, 08:50 PM
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By the way, that diagram points to the cover that's under your back seat. Pretty simple to pull that seat out. I think on the 5th gen, there are 2 bolts on the back of the seat bottom, then two bendy metal things that keep the front in place. Pull up from the back of the seat once the bolts are out and the bends in the front metal clips allow the seat to come off.
Old 03-20-2012, 05:02 PM
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Just today I noticed that my gauge still reads full. I filled it up last night and drove around alot today and notice it is still saying it is full. I haven't had a civic in a long time, but I am sure it has used more full than it is showing. I also noticed in the diagram above, it says full is constantly monitored even when the switch is off. I thought the switch went to Empty when the key was turned off. Maybe I am seeing things, but I thought that is what it was doing at first.

Is this a common problem with the civics?
Old 03-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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Civics (at least 92-00 from my experience) show the fuel level regardless if the key is in or not. Not to worry on that one.

Another thing which is common (again, 92-00 that I know of), is that the gauge will read full until about 75-100 miles depending on how you drive. Once it hits that number, it'll start to fall to the 1/2 mark quite quickly, then it'll hover around 1/2 (and fluctuate in the process when your turn, or go up/down hills) for the next 100 miles are so. Once that done, the gauge will start falling to E semi-fast within the next 50-100 miles, again, depending on how you drive the car.

How many miles have you driven since your last fill up?
Old 03-23-2012, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I did notice that is exactly was going on. The gauge does work. I am not use to a gas saver like this car. My other car would have used that gas so quickly. I am use to a gas gauge dropping faster than this. LOL. I really like this car!!
Old 03-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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Sweet! Glad I could help!
Old 09-17-2012, 07:05 PM
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can some one help me please have a 94 civic lx with a p06 ecu something is screwed up from the previous owner i wasnt getting any check engine light at all i pulled cluster out to see if it was the bulb but it wasnt in the process my fuel gauge is stuck at the top now after it was working fine also after i found out it wasnt a bad bulb i decided to take a look at the ecu i had resistor r77 and r75 that were fried i put new ones in and now i am getting check engine light just completely backwards turn the ignition to on no check engine after the relay clicks check engine than comes on dont know why has anyone heard or seen this
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