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Fuel gauge jumps around.new sender in tank that is tested good

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Good old ford making things difficult for a 100 years . inside the instrument cluster you will find a small printed circuit board called a slosh module it is supposed to stop just that problem it just plugs right into the cluster and is a very easy repair

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SOURCE: fuel gauge quit working. stuck on half a tank.

the fuel level sending unit has been incorporated into the fuel pump assembly.
the fuel pump is most likely your problem, these pumps dont like fuel additives so be careful.
most common problem with these fuel gauges is the sending unit, the sender contacts will errode over time fuel additives seem to speed the process.

replace the fuel pump assembly

hope this helps

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SOURCE: I can't get the fuel to the engine from rear tank only

Does this have three fuel pumps? One in each tank and one on the frame rail. I know it at least has one in each tank. It doesn't have an electric switch valve. It has a mechanical one that makes sure the fuel returns to the right tank. When you flip the tank switch the power switches to the pump in the other tank.

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