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Fuel gauge doesnt work - 1987 Ford F 150

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    Jaimie Nonaya May 28, 2009

    when i turn the key to the on position sometimes it goes past full sometimes it stays around half and other times it surges up and down

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    Jaimie Nonaya May 29, 2009

    do i have to drop the tank to change it or does it have enough room to come right out the top

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

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Having worked for many years now in a Ford dealer i can tell u for sure this is a sending unit problem in the gas tank.

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    yadayada May 29, 2009

    yes u must drop the fuel tank.

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Sometimes the float in the tank will dry rot or develop a crack letting fuel into the float you ma need to replace it.

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SOURCE: fuel gauge doesnt work replaced sending unit

sounds as if the wires are not connected and the float is stuck a ground wire or power wire is not making contact remove and reinspect both .would love to hear how you made out but 1 st check the fuses to ensure the fuse is good

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It is likely the fuel level sending unit. I had a customer with an 03 Monte Carlo that the pump went out and the fuel gauge hadn't worked in about a year. We replaced the fuel pump module and it took care of both problems. I believe the sending unit is available separately from the complete module.

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