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Level gauge not working think it might be the float gets down to a 1/4 runs out low fuel lightdoes not come on help me 2005 ford f-350

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Very popular with this model, you're not alone believe me. One easy check is to make sure the ground wire is clean and free of rust. Other than that you'll need to purchase a new sending unit. It is a very smart idea to buy the entire fuel tank unit. This comes with the pump, sender and the stocking filter. The reason for this is that the steel exit tubings from the hold down mount are usually rusted badly and very fragile. It's much simpler and less headaches to spend a few more and get it done quicker.

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I'd rely on the motorcyclist trick of resetting the odometer rather than dropping the fuel tank and pulling the pump/sender to check the travel in the float.
Then again, I'm lazy.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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