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I changed my fuel pump on my 1997 ford explorer and now the gas guage will not work, and the warning light that says check gauge is on

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Make sure all wires and connectors are ok. If ok, the fuel level sensor may be stuck or faulty. This requires same procedures as removing the fuel pump. Make sure the fuel level sending unit floater isn't stuck or binding with itself or with the fuel pump assembly.

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The wires to the fuel pump are defective and not making proper contact or ground cercuit

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