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Old 08-06-2011, 09:26 AM
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Fuel Gauge

My truck runs out of fuel when gauge says it has half a tank. Anyone had similar problems? Just curious if it is the gauge or tthe float in the tank. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:58 AM
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I just fixed a fuel float on mine. Easiest way I know (and I'm no expert) is to try to unplug the wire to fuel tank if u can reach it and ground it out. If the gauge and wiring up to that point is good the gauge will read full. The connection is in the rail about in the middle of the tank on mine, kind of hard to reach but not impossible. If that checks out it has to be problem with sender. A new sender from Ford which is what most people recommended to me is 265 bucks and is stainless. It's really easy to drop tank and change.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:09 AM
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Also even though it's unlikely, your screens might be clogged in the tank. There is one main pickup screen and then 2 little filters in a white plastic housing that is part of sender. If u are really careful u can pull this apart and clean these up. When the filters are plugged the weight of a full tank of fuel allows enough fuel to get through them to let the engine run.
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Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will definetly try it.
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