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Unread 03-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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92 Fuel Gage Sender?

My 92 XJ has the old float type fuel gage sender and it has been freaky for some years. I cleaned it a while ago (when I replaced the fuel pump) and it worked a little better showing 3/4 when full and about a year ago it went to 1/2 when full. This weekend it dropped to almost empty and the light is on. Just to confirm it was the sender I filled the tank. it only took 8 gals and the needle did not move.

The only place that I can find for a new unit is a dealer and it is way too expensive at around $250.00, I'll use a dip stick instead for that much $$. Anyone know of a better price source? Any aftermarket available?

1992 Lerado
4.0L, auto, 2WD
240k miles and starting to show her age.
South Florida
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Unread 08-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I have the same issue, even with a new pump. I was told that it might be a short in the wire that runs from the gauge to the pump, or the gauge itself.

Next time you replace the fuel pump unit, make sure you disconnect the battery. That might cause the spazzing out and incorrect fuel level readings.

I got a new fuel pump for about $105 at O'Reilly's, which inclueds float, pump, sending unit, strainer, and tank o-rings. I also replaced the cheap tin locking ring with a more durable steel one for about $10. Had to bend the prongs on the tank out a bit to make it work, but it sits in place tighter and won't bend when being pounded back into place.
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