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Fuel Sending Unit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by akbound, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. akbound

    akbound 1/2 ton status

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    My gas gauge was acting more like a speedometer and then I ran out of gas with it reading 1/2 tank. (I found out it was out of gas after pulling the fuel pump beside the road and discovering it was not the problem..luckily it was 65 degrees here).

    Is it the sending unit?

    Thanks!
     
  2. tunedportk5

    tunedportk5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm having a problem with my gauge sticking
     
  3. 78blazaer

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    My fuel gauge bounces way too much. The fuel guage only stops bouncing when I am complete almost out of fuel. I suspect that my fuel sending unit is bad too. I went to my local dealer but he wants the number off the old sending unit. If you find out where to get one. Please post for everyone to read.
     
  4. tunedportk5

    tunedportk5 1/2 ton status

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    got my tank and sending unit for my TPI swap here
    http://www.quantaproducts.com/home.asp
    or LMC truck parts it looks cheaper
    http://www.quantaproducts.com/home.asp
     
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  6. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    If your fuel gauge is bouncing alot, it's probably your gauge, not the sending unit. The gauge is what smooths out the spikes, not the sending unit.
    Gauge is easier than sending unit to replace too!
     
  7. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I'll second that about the gauge causing the bouncy issue.

    Had a bouncy gauge in my truck, thought it was the sender, no biggie, had to change to TBI sender anyway. Swapped them, same problem. Checked all the wiring, nothing left but the gauge, and that was the problem.

    The senders can be rebuilt (the instructions are found via search) as I did mine. However, I never was able to get it to read exactly full and exactly empty, it goes past full a bit and above E is E. But all in all, as expensive as senders are, I can live with "pretty close".
     

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