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Old 04-06-2015
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gas guage problems/no parts available???

I have a 96 Ranger with a faulty gas guage. I have ran all the tests and finally concluded that it must be the anti slosh module. #1 does anyone know how to test it.
It is no longer availabe through Ford. I read on a site on how to jumper around (actually thru, the module) I traced the circuits and ran a jumper wire across the terminals. I also insulated the other tabs as to not let the module have any other connections.

It worked perfectly, I took the sender out of the tank and checked the ohms and it checked out within specs. I also manually ran the float up and down and the gas guage responded from E to Full perfectly.

I put it all together, box back on truck ect. Drove around the block and it quit again. Questions: What all does that module do? And did I damage my guage by not using the slosh module as it was meant to be used.

Does anyone make a replacement module since Ford will no longer sell them.
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Common failure on Fords
part number is F5ZF 14A608 BC

Wrecking yard or Ebay is best source.

Check the fuse, it may have blown

Anti-slosh Module dampens the gauges response to changes in voltage(float level).
When you go around a corner the fuel in the gas tank will slosh around causing the float to go up and down, anti-slosh module prevents that from being seen on the gauge.
When you go up or down a long grade you will see the needle move up or down slowly.
So it is like an average of the float position.
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I have checked the fuses. Does the dash circuit board get it's ground all the way from the wire that goes down to the sender?

That slosh module has a lot of circuits in it. Does it somehow protect the guage from burning out. I know it probably also turns on the fuel empty light.

Has anyone bypassed the module with any success? Hasn't anyone found a way to fix this without scrounging through salvage yards. I'm hoping for some tech. advice from this site. I have talked to Ford techs. but they are just parts replacers and don't know how to do anything that is not in the book.

My 96 is a 80K truck, and not an antique, it shouldn't be that hard to fix? Thanks in advance.
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