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My 1955 chevy stock wiring sometimes won't start fuel gauge

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My 1955 chevy stock wiring sometimes won't start fuel gauge goes down to empty starter does not activate. other times starts right up installed new starter started right up. but it is still intermittent sometimes starts sometimes not
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

This sounds like a bad connection somewhere being that it does work at times. Check all pin connectors and grounds.

See attachments too, these diags should be the same as the 55.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools you
have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or
touch the vehicle either, so your patience is appreciated. JA is a
great Q/A site, but it does not replace a repair shop. So please
don’t shoot the messenger if I have to deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly appreciate a 5
star rating now and I will still assist you after you have rated me
too if another question pops up. I don’t get credit for helping you
until you rate me.
Thanks again, Ron

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
not satisfied loose wires? not much help
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Yes, loose wires. I can't see it from here, so all the components that are related to that need to be checked. That's why I sent you the diagrams I had to buy. I'm trying to help you here.

If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly appreciate a 5
star rating now and I will still assist you after you have rated me
too if another question pops up. I don’t get credit for helping you
until you rate me.
Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

It's possible you may need to have a mechanic do these tasks for you if you're not comfortable doing it, but it is what needs to be done.

Sorry if this is bad news to you, and I sure hope you're good enough to not let this affect my 5 star rating. I was accurate and truthful to you.

Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Our goal here is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. We may not always
have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but our job is to get you on
the right track, which we always do. We can’t hear, see, smell or
touch your vehicle from where we’re at, so your understanding of
that is greatly appreciated. There are no magical or miraculous
answers, but we do our best to guide you in the right direction.
Thanks, Ron