Fuel guage short on 1998 Cherokee Sport Help D:
My mom bought a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport at an auction a few months ago. It's had a problem with the fuel guage not working, always showing as empty, but when the fuel is low, the low fuel light will turn on. We swapped the idiot lights instrument panel for the full guage panel, which of course required me to unplug the battery. Upon plugging in the battery again, the guage worked for about 5 seconds when I turned the car on. After putting everything back togehter, unplugging and replugging the battery, it worked for another 5 seconds, then went back to empty.
Checked both fuse boxes, everything was good. If it was the floater in the tank, it would always show empty regardless. I'm thinking its a short with the sending unit. Any help with this?