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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-01, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question fuel tank/gauge??

I haven't run my Bronco much since i got it. I think the fuel gauge is stuck. So far I put at least $10 worth of gas in it and the gauge moves but it won't go above the E. How can i check to see whats wrong?? How much do those tanks hold? Any Idea how much reserve is built into those tanks?


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-01, 02:47 PM
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I don't know how big the tank is in my 89' but the most I've ever put in was 32.7 gallons.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-01, 01:24 PM
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Sending unit bad?

Tomahawk, chances are, it's the sender unit in the tank. The variable resistor wears out in them. Take the two wires going to the sender and jumper them together. If the gauge goes to full, then the gauge is OK, and the sender is the problem.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-09-01, 08:42 PM
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the tank in my 1990 is a 33 gal and the one in my 81 is the same
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