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Fuel gage sending unit

Do you have to remove fuel tank to remove the fuel gage sending unit?

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I have a 1991 Ford F-250 with dual gas tanks. When I turn the ignition on there is no power to the fuel sending uhit. You cannot hear the unit when the key is turned on, therefore the vehicle will not start. While attempting to check for power I grabbed the frame and the I could hear the unit click on. I drove the vehicle and upon parking the vehicle I shut the ignition off and the problem occurred again. Seems to me there is a short somewhere, but what is the best solution.

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Most vehicles do have to have tank removed some vehicles have there tank sending unit doors under the floor board looks like a round door bolted to the floor but your probably going to be droping tank

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