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2000 Cougar, 2.5 V6, Automatic. So heres the deal, the fuel gauge doesn't work so I have never tested one before. I mean its not like they go out alot or do they in cougars? Did Some research and the sending unit is allin one with fuel pump and dealer wants $500 for one? is it made of gold? Any suggestions, I even researched if they had 2 different fuses, no such luck. Thx for your time and effort in this.

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  • John Washburn Jul 31, 2013

    So ASEcertified, your answer is to put gas in it? I thought this was a serious website for answers. If my only choice is to replace the sending Unit/ Fuel pump then say so.

  • John Washburn Jul 31, 2013

    So ASEcertified, your answer is to put gas in it? I thought this was a serious website for answers. If my only choice is to replace the sending Unit/ Fuel pump then say so.



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You would check the white red wire going into the tank for reference voltage from the gauge, then see if the sending unit in the tank is grounding the circuit. You should be able to ground the wire going to the gauge and make it move.

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