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2001 f350 fuel gauge problem

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowish10, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    I have a 2001 f350 7.3l powerstroke, the fuel gauge has been weird. It shows pretty close to 3/4's one time then close to 1/2 the next and between the two times i havent driven more then 25 miles. I have oversized tires so the fuel guage and miles arent correct. I don't know if this makes sense, but any ideas on what it could be or how i can fix it??????
     
  2. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    Oversized tires do mess up the gauges. The problem is your float assembly inside your gas tank is shot .to fix it you have to drop the tank and replace the float.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    Well a common problem across the board with fords has been fuel pumps and sending units the 7.3s are common with the sending units. The other issue is the delaminating of the fuel tank. So look into the sending unit and tank condition
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    Why they ever coated the inside with that crap is beyond me
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    Just to pi@! Pple off
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You replace the sender plate make sure you look close at the connector plug. They sell the pig tail to replace it. Make sure you put Dielectric Grease in the plug when you put it back on. Check all the grounds under the hood now. It could be a bad connection on a ground line.
     
  7. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    Ok thanks! Anyone know of a good website to buy the parts new but cheap
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Search the Internet. Some sites you can make out.