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96 f150 fuel issue

Rear tank pump was replaced got truck back switched to front died out checked switch a jumper wire installed on switch wrong replaced switch relay now have power to pump but guage is pinned and pump won't run bad pump?

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If gauge is reading over full sounds like no ground wire could be broken

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