Re: 92 Exploder, gas guage kaput, help?
"michael" <roverresources@g whiz mail.com> wrote:
>My gas guage is not werking any more.
>Electricity off = just above empty.
>Electricity on= right on empty, not below, not above
>Negative ground bad?
>It was working so-so for a few weeks just before it crapped out. It would
>be on empty and than it would rise up and go to the right place.
>Now it's just empty all the time.
>How do I fix this?
>92 Explorer 4x4 four door
As others will tell you, the common failure is the little brass float
in the tank. It's a little drawn bulb with a "groove" formed in it.
The wire support for the float wraps around the float in this groove.
While it's possible to drain all the fuel out of the float and try to
solder it, the brass is quite thin to start with, and it's really thin
where it's worn through. Fortunately, this is one part that the
dealer sells as a repair part without having to buy the whole
pump/sender assy. So drop by the dealere parts counter with maybe $10
and bring one home.
Drain the tank, Lower the tank from its supports carefully on a jack
with a pad, and release the hose connections on top, and the ground
wire and sender/pump wires that unplug. Lower the tank the rest of
the way. Two people working on this makes it a lot easier/safer.
The pump/sender is held in by a big locking ring that is probably
rusted in place a bit. PB Blaster and a soak for a bit will help,
then coax the ring off with gentle application of hammer with a drift.
With the ring off, the sender/pump will lift out. Pop the old float
out, new float in, and reassemble.
Note how the bolts/straps/skid plate bolt together before you
disassemble to make reassembly easier.
Normal fire safety precautions apply. Work outside, away from the
house. Charged garden hose and a big fire extinguisher handy. No
Should do the trick....