Esky cluster Swap Help

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  1. 97c1500

    97c1500 I'm Awesome

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    Today i swapped an 99 esky cluster into my 97 x-cab c1500 with a 350 and now when i come to a stop the fuel gauge move a good 1/4 tank in either direction i'm guessing my old cluster had a buffer in it to accommodate the longer tank
    any help in regard on how to make it stop doing this is greatly appreciated
     
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    idk but mine does the same thing with stock cluster and new sending unit (the common problem with the fuel gauges)
     
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    ^^^^ mine as well does the same thing with the stock cluster and so does a buddy of mines.
     
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    right now i'm looking up schematics to see what different between the two and from what i can tell the esky uses the PCM to buffer the singal my 97 does not but that doesn't help because the two pcm are different and i don't have the time for my truck to be down to re pin to a 0411 or esky PCM
     
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    My 96 dually does that too with the stock cluster.
     
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    Maybe you're just noticing it more since it's a new cluster to you? :think:

    When I put an Escalade cluster in my '99 Yukon, the thing I noticed was that when I filled up the tank, the gauge would only go to about 7/8 tank.
     
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    97c1500 I'm Awesome

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    Has any one tried GM Cure described in this service bulletin

    Bulletin No.: 76-83-05

    Date: September, 1997

    Subject:
    Excessive Fuel Gauge Fluctuation
    (Install Fuel Level Damper Kit) Models:
    1995-97 Chevrolet and GMC C/K 4 Door Utility Models Condition Some owners may comment about excessive fuel gauge needle fluctuation when making turns or braking with less than a half tank of fuel.

    Correction

    Install fuel level damper module kit P/N 12167652 following the procedure described on the instruction sheets included with the kit.

    Parts Information

    P/N Description Qty

    12167652 Module Kit, Fuel Level Damper 1 Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

    Warranty Information

    For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

    Labor Op Description Labor Time

    N4844 Module, Anti-slosh - Install 0.8 hr
     
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    That's a good find!
     
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    I got a dumb question lol whats the difference in the escalade cluster and the stock one? Trying to find a pic of the swap but cant come up with anything yet.
     
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    Escalade cluster has white needles vs. the stock orange needles and goes to 120mph vs. the stock 100mph. The illumination color is also slightly different.
     

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