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Old 01-15-2008
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Fuel Gauge

Does anyone know who sells replacement fuel gauge sensors or whatever relays the amount of fuel in the tank to the gauge. My Ranger's is broke and I really really need a replacement. It reads empty all the time so I have to keep track of my miles and everything. Thanks for the help guys.
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far as i know the sending unit in the rangers is built on the assembly with the fuel pump. i was looking at my old one today and it does not appear to be changeable. if infact its your sender your looking at about 150 bux to replace the sender/fuel pump assembly.

another posable change is you have a bad conection along the line somewhere or a wire grouding to the chassis. im having the issue right now of possably bad harness or sender in my truck and i replaced the assembly 6 monthes ago.

heres one more possibility, when i went to change my sending unit out. i found a 10' long chunk of tubeing in my fuel tank. someone tryed to suck gas. but lost there hose. inturn the SOB still screwed me over because his damn hose wraped around my float arm and broke the sending unit. now i gots me a locking cap.....cant stop them in there tracks but im tried. A for effort.

those are the best guesses i can offer.
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On a '93, it is probably the sending unit. They all suck and its an expensive PITA to replace them
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....There was also a fuel gauge "amplifier" that was used up to 1994,this will cause improper reading/no reading if bad also,part # E9SZ-10E849-A $77.00 from Ford
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....There was also a fuel gauge "amplifier" that was used up to 1994,this will cause improper reading/no reading if bad also,part # E9SZ-10E849-A $77.00 from Ford
never hered of such a thing. it wouldent be the anti slosh module? some more into on that parts would be nice.
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Yea, talked to the auto teacher today. Looks like I'm gonna be on the "Long Term" lift soon. I think I have to replace the radius arm bushing, which means I have to heat and chisel out the rivets (at least that's what he tells me, but a buddy said I can just use a grinder). And to replace the sending unit, I gotta take out the fuel tank and work on that. A few guys and I are gonna be working on it, only got about an hour a day to work on it, so it's gonna take a while. If any of you see the exterior forum, I'm trying to make a Ranger version of The General Lee, but I guess I might have to put it on the back burner for a little while.
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And to replace the sending unit, I gotta take out the fuel tank and work on that.

WHA? It's easier to remove the bed.Plus while it's off you can clean things up in and around the frame.check for chaffed wires,ect.
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FYI, a short to ground will cause the empty reading as well.



X2 on pulling the bed. 9 bolts and one wiring harness

Pulling fuel lines from under the truck sounds like a wet process I dont want to know.
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Also being it is a '93 I would imagine the steel brake lines are due to be changed.Alot easier with the bed removed.
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I remember with my old trucks, a short to ground reads full.
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I remember with my old trucks, a short to ground reads full.

93 98 it all looks the same at 6am.

I don't have a manual to verify short to ground will cause an empty reading.

95 and up it will i know that.
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It's a whole lot easier to pump the tank dry and drop it than to remove the bed. I've ever seen a shop remove the bed on a Ranger to remove the fuel tank or replace the brake lines.
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If you have a lift, air tools, and a high lift jack that can cradle the tank. Then its easier to drop the tank.

If your doing this in a drive way or garage with out "shop tools" its easier to pick the bed up using your buddies backs. Then lay on yours fighting a fuel tank.

This is really a personal preference thing. If you like to work standing up, pull the bed. For those that like to do work on their back, drop the tank.
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i had the same issue. i had to replace the fule pump. pain the the a**.
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never hered of such a thing. it wouldent be the anti slosh module? some more into on that parts would be nice.
thats what this is the "anti slosh" module..

very common back in the day.

my money is on his sending unit.
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It's a whole lot easier to pump the tank dry and drop it than to remove the bed. I've ever seen a shop remove the bed on a Ranger to remove the fuel tank or replace the brake lines.
dont get me started on this!!!!!!!!!!

i agree with you carl, the bed is a huge pain to remove just to get to the pump.

i'd rather remove the tank.
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