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I recently changed my fuel tank sending unit in my 96 ford ranger but my gas gauge seems very sticky and will jump to the empty level periodically. I don't smell any gas leaking and I know I have gas in my tank because when the gauge is on empty, I can still drive for at least another 25 miles. Does anyone have any idea of what the problem might be?

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Remove the sending unit wire and the gauge will show full, then hook it up and it should go the other way. Have someone watch to see how smooth the needle moves. If it moves smoothly, the tank sendibng unit is the eradic part.. Gauges seldom fail. Good Luck

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The buffer plates in the tank seem to be loosely held! so sometimes they fall on the sender unit,causing the gauge to drop!!!!! when the vehicle is shaken!!!! remove that tank and have the plates checked!!!!

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