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post #1 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel gauge reads full

Ok so my fuel gauge reads full all the time when the key is on. If I disconnect the battery and then turn the truck on the gauge will rise slowly to full. I checked the wires going to the gauge and the reading was 169ohms I had about 150mi since fill up when I checked the ohms. Anyone know is there anything else I should check before buying a new fuel sender?


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possible the fuel sender got stuck. ive seen some fuel sending units where the float gets stuck at X point in your case the full position. and since its stuck it wont change, just a start since ive seen it happen before in the 6.0
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Yeah my fuel gauge is acting up also on my 04 250 it reads 1/4 tank and its empty, ask me how I know, anyhow its on my list to fix as im pretty sure its the float assembly in the tank. When I fill it up it takes a 30 seconds for the gauge to react and to show it being full.

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So I should go ahead and replace the fuel sender? That's what I was planning on doing just wanted to see if anyone would think of anything else to check.


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I have the same problem on my 03 6.0 long bed. I figured it was the fuel sender, but those bastards are expensive so Ive just been using the odometer.


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Yeah that's what I have been doing for over a year now. I would like to fix it though.


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wish mine read full all the time.....i have the opposite problem.
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Sounds as if your sending unit is stuck. Try 3/4 tank of fuel and a rough road see if the fuel moving around in tank will break it loose.
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Yeah I have the opposite problem. Mine always reads empty.

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