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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 01:04 AM
rubusy
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false "full" reading on fuel gage

the fuel gage on my 199 ford Ranger 4x4 v6 reads "full" all the time. Is
this an easy fix?

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 01:04 AM
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Re: false "full" reading on fuel gage

Not a fun job but you probably need to replace the sending unit in the fuel
tank, which involves dropping the tank and disconnecting fuel lines and
electrical. If you do not know what your doing this is very dangerous. Aside
from that you could confirm that it is the sending unit by checking the
electrical connection to the gauge from the sending unit.
"rubusy" <rubusy1@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> the fuel gage on my 199 ford Ranger 4x4 v6 reads "full" all the time. Is
> this an easy fix?
>



 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 01:04 AM
Andrew Rossmann
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Re: false "full" reading on fuel gage

[This followup was posted to alt.autos.ford and a copy was sent to the
cited author.]

In article <08f27e62e2b6f5b2ef93e9501a7c98e6
@localhost.talkaboutautos.com>, rubusy1@adelphia.net says...
> the fuel gage on my 199 ford Ranger 4x4 v6 reads "full" all the time. Is
> this an easy fix?


Depending on how the gage works, something is either an open circuit
or shorted to ground, assuming the gage itself hasn't failed. Try
tracing out the wiring as best you can to look for damage before
dropping the thank to change the sender.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 01:04 AM
mcalister
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Re: false "full" reading on fuel gage

Much easier to take the bed off. You can leave the tank in place while
changing the unit. I had a similar situation, one of the electrical
connectors
on the top of the tank was corroded. Mine was a '94, but should be
similar.

"Michael Bowden" <mbowden@execulink.com> wrote in message
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> Not a fun job but you probably need to replace the sending unit in the
> fuel tank, which involves dropping the tank and disconnecting fuel lines
> and electrical. If you do not know what your doing this is very dangerous.
> Aside from that you could confirm that it is the sending unit by checking
> the electrical connection to the gauge from the sending unit.
> "rubusy" <rubusy1@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:08f27e62e2b6f5b2ef93e9501a7c98e6@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>> the fuel gage on my 199 ford Ranger 4x4 v6 reads "full" all the time. Is
>> this an easy fix?
>>

>
>



 
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