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Gas gauge I've tried replacing the sending unit and made sure the wires were clean but can't figure out why the gas gauge won't work

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    gas gauge regester full did not move . Had sending unit replaced 2 years ago . noticed today same thing ($500.00) What's up Ford?

  • glohound Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem on a 1992 ranger also, just replaced the whole pump and assembly with sending unit and all and the same thing is happening.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    said wiring problem what wires

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I have a 92 Ranger that has the same issue. After doing some online research I felt sure it was a bad fuel level sender. However I installed some new dash light bulbs a couple of months back and the fuel gage started working, if only for a few days. I'm now thinking the connector on the back of the gage assembly is not making good contact on the fuel sender circuit. You might want to try to clean the contacts with an eraser and see if that helps.

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