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My fuel gauge goes to full when i fill it but drops to E when i stop for something 83 ranger 2.3L

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Sounds like it is time to replace the sending unit to the fuel gauge in side the tank. It registers until the fuel sloshes around in the tank and the movement causes the float to bounce around and then it shorts out the sending unit so it can 't register. The sending unit has two surfaces that must remain in contact to register. After years of moving around it develops play in the pivot point that causes a gap in the connection and thus a false reading. You will need to remove the fuel tank to accomplish this replacement. Remember be careful if you undertake this task. You will have fuel and vapor in the tank. Empty as much fuel as possible first.

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