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Fuel Gauge..

this started around two weeks ago... just like today I was putting in some fuel for the week.. I only put in $40.. and it didn't move at all.. but last sunday I was thinking that maybe it is just stuck so after I left wally world I went and filled her up all the way and then the gauge worked... and now the same problem... I haven't filled it up all the way yet I wanna give it a day or two and see if it will work itself out... but I am sure the gauge bobble thing is bad or stuck in the tank.. what will be a quick fix for this problem?

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ive noticed my early 99 gauge is kind of sluggish sometimes too, ill put fuel in, and itll hang around, then later on ( 10 min or so) itll jump up...

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this started around two weeks ago... just like today I was putting in some fuel for the week.. I only put in $40.. and it didn't move at all.. but last sunday I was thinking that maybe it is just stuck so after I left wally world I went and filled her up all the way and then the gauge worked... and now the same problem... I haven't filled it up all the way yet I wanna give it a day or two and see if it will work itself out... but I am sure the gauge bobble thing is bad or stuck in the tank.. what will be a quick fix for this problem?
The only fix for this is to drop the tank and inspect the fuel tank level sending unit. They cost 350 at the dealership. Now something you should know. When you fill your truck off shut it off. This will reset the fuel tank level sending unit. When you start your truck up you should have the proper fuel level reading.

Now another thing since you have to drop the tank. It would be a good idea to clean and inspect the inside of the tank and the fuel screens on the pick up tube.


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I have a 99.5 and my sending unit is a piece of sh!t too, Fill it up with the truck off and it seems to work great, it works like it should for about the first 1/4 tank then it might read 3/4 then a minute later 1/2 then 3/4 then full then 1/4, aggivating but I dont have a nice warm shop to drop the tank in and its getn to friggen cold outside to do it outside on a weekend now!

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I have a 99.5 and my sending unit is a piece of sh!t too, Fill it up with the truck off and it seems to work great, it works like it should for about the first 1/4 tank then it might read 3/4 then a minute later 1/2 then 3/4 then full then 1/4, aggivating but I dont have a nice warm shop to drop the tank in and its getn to friggen cold outside to do it outside on a weekend now!
Where do you live at. Maybe a member near by you can invite you over for a day of wrenching that has a warm shop. Or a pole barn with some kind of heat.


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I'm in N W Iowa, northeast of Sioux City, IA. about 60 miles. I had a buddy lived only about 3 miles out of town that I used to do all my work at but they moved a while back.

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