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My 1996 Explorer tells me that it's always full.

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by whydidi buyaford, July 10, 2011.

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    1. whydidi buyaford

      whydidi buyaford New Member

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      how do i test the fuel gaguge it telling me it is full i know it not because i drive it but when i go to add gas it spits out the gas alowong only a couple gallons:exporange
       
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      The gas gauge float sensor in the gas tank has gone bad. I had this happen to my X a couple of years ago. I got a good used fuel pump gauge float sensor assembly off of E-bay for 25% of what Ford wanted for a new one. Ran my tank till it was almost empty. Dropped the gas tank. Changed out fuel pump assembly. Reinstalled tank, gauge has been working fine... Good Luck...:chug:
       
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      my fuel pump is new less then year old this has nothing to do with fuel pump does it?
       
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      The fuel level sending unit is built together with the fuel pump. The fuel pump by itself can be replaced in the assembly. You may have a loose connection where the wire plugs into the gauge sending unit on top of the tank. You will still need to drop the tank to check it.
       
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