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post #1 of 16 Old 01-26-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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fuel gauge stuck

my fuel gauge is stuck at full ... it was about half which was where it was supposed to be then the next time i started it it was full ... it was only off for a minute or two ... what could be wrong with it and how can i fix it?


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that or a bad sender

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my guess is bad sending unit mine all of a sudden did it when I was hunting had a 1/2 tank next thing I know I had a full tank for 3 days

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could it possibly just be the anti slosh thing in it .... i really hope thats it ... im going to try to beat it w/ a mallet later ... hopegully that works ... i dont feel like dropping a tank w/ around 30 gallons in it


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Run it down then drop it.

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Run it down then drop it.
true but i dont want to be running it down blind so to speak lol ... im gonna try the whole beating the crap out of it w/ a mallet thing and going up and down steep grades and maybe go over some whoop-de-doos and hope that its just the antislosh thing skrewing things up but if not i guess ill be dropping it this weekend


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not related to the thread. what size tires are you runnin in that sig pic?

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I guessing it's from all the wheeling and the fuel slappin around in there.

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not related to the thread. what size tires are you runnin in that sig pic?
they look like 285/75/R16's

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not related to the thread. what size tires are you runnin in that sig pic?
theyre stock ... my springs in the front are real real real low ... like maybe a half inch or less from the bump stops so they look like the wells are filled a bit more than theyre supposed to be ... mainly cuz they are .. i need a lift .. bad lol

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I guessing it's from all the wheeling and the fuel slappin around in there.
so that would cause the anti slosh thing to mess up or cause the whole sending unit to be messed up ... basically do u think i have to replace it or is something just jammed that can be fixed by say beating it w/ a mallet lol ... i really dont want to drop this tank lol


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