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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2000, 05:32 AM
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fuel gauge

have any of you bronco owners experience this problem before? on my way to work my bronco died and so i had it towed home. it acted like it was out of gas but my gauge said that i had a 1/4 of a tank. if any of you have had this problem or else i will be dropping my tank in order to replace a fuel pump.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2000, 08:27 AM
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Re: fuel gauge

Hey '83B, wouldn't your 83 have a carburator and a mechanical fuel pump on the block? If you have swapped in a later engine and pump setup, forget what I'm saying. Otherwise, I think I'd check gas in tank to see if gauge or sender went. If it has enough gas, I'd check fuel filter, and do a pump-output test into a can (remember to disconnect coil to distrib wire, and short coil output to ground with a clip lead for safety).
Also, if you can see gas spray when working throttle linkage (accelerator pump) while looking down carb w/engine OFF, that tends to be a good sign, but still could be restricted by dirty filter. If you have a V-V carb, carefully open the venturi by sliding it back, to see down to where accel pump sprays out. Usually can get a couple of full strokes of gas out of the accel pump before the carb bowl runs out of gas.

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Re: fuel gauge

i did the check for the gas comming from the tank in the fuel line and i got noth'n. there isn't any gas left in the carb. that is why i was wondering if the fuel pump in the tank could have gone bad (if there is one) or if the tank was just out of gas.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2000, 02:00 PM
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Re: fuel gauge

Check the sender unit. I've seen an '87 F150 with a bad gas guage or sender unit... The truck used to always read "FULL" even when the tank was less than 1/2 full. At about a 1/4 tank it might show 1/2 or so... At empty it would say 1/4.

Until its fixed, record the millage when you fill up to judge how much gas you have left.

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