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Ranger boats I have a 1994 ranger 361v with duel gas tanks. the boat runs fine when the portside tank is runnig the motor but when i swtch it to the starboard side tank it runs good for awhile and then boughs down like its starving for gas .After things settle down and I work the throttle back and forth sometimes it picks up and runs fine only to bough down again.Only the port side fuel gauge works, the starboard side will sometimes show something but has'nt worked correctly for the past 5 years.I wonder if the fuel gauge float meter (or what ever you call it) in the tank is getting sucked into the fuel line intake partially and causing this.I know the gas is good . any ideas?

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you have a bad sending unit inside your tank.
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Check online in other forums of this particular issue. Others may have had the same issue and have found answers through other sites online. Sound like a bad sending unit "fuel gauge sensor". Unfortunatly, it may be a requirement to remove the fuel tank to gain access to this fuel sensor. If you dont have the means to repair this problem you can always keep track by the mileage that you put on your vehicles tripometer. I know thats a pain but it wont cost you any money until you choose to have the repair done.Estimate your mpg's and the size of your fuel tank by the gallons, and multiply the two. Be sure to keep track and have enough fuel not to run out! Its always better to keep half a tank than an eighth of a tank!

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