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Rear fuel tank guage

Rear fuel tank shows empty on dashboard fuel guage..back tank has fuel i it but guage shows empty on dashboard.front tank guage is working okay.

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The float (sending unit) on the low pressure pump in the tank is stuck.

It is an integral part of the pump - so replacement is necessary to fix.

Often times you can get it temporarily freed up with a few blows to the tank or top of the tank with a deadblow hammer.

Most customers choose to deal with the bad float rather than pony up the $350+ to repair.

If you are thinking of repairing yourself... the tank must be dropped - and the pump replaced.

The pump is $45.00 at any parts store.


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