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Fuel guage goes to empty when i start my truck. when truck is off it will show 1/4 tank. 1996 ford ranger 4x2 11340 miles. very low miles for this truck didn't know if it may of had a recall when it was new. I the second owner.

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If it has a recall then call ford up and give them the vin. They have to tell you if there is a recall on it by law. It sounds like you have a bad wire, some where. you need to get under the truck and start testing all the wires from the gas tank sending unit.

good luck..

tepfy

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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0900c1528018ee69.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Fuel pump and sending unit used on the Regular Cab Ranger pick-up

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