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Old January 24th, 2014, 07:20 PM
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I got the fuel pump in the truck today, Yippee !!!! It ran and everything. But now the gas gauge doesn't work, it reads over full , an open circuit I guess. when I was replacing the pump I noticed the sending unit wire was lose so I crimped the plug end, I tugged on it , it seemed OK. I should have soldered it, but I was FREEZING MY ASS OFF!!! so I didn't. I am still going to check the wires at the tank , I hope it's there ,but I doubt it. If needed I will drop that tank again when the temp rises, A LOT!!! If anybody has an ideas on that gauge let me know.
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You do know it's easier to pull the bed off of these trucks than to keep dropping the tank right? Specially if you have a dual tank truck. That's what I'm going to do with mine.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 11:20 PM
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ya BigBlue Mine has the single aft tank. the only thing I had trouble with was the filler neck, there must be a trick to get it back on the tank. My floor jack is worn out and would not go high enough . So I used ratchet straps, that worked well. the biggest thing I had to deal with was the cold. I feel bad bitching about it,being from Texas, but it was 13 degrees this morning that's cold for a old man on blood thinners. By noon it was in the 30's and I could not wait , so out I went. I thought about taking the bed of but did not do it. maybe next time.
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I agree with BigBlue. They're pretty light to lift, but I've never dropped a tank out from a truck. With my luck I'd dump gas all over myself, and only a few bolts hold the bed down if I remember right. Either way, you got it done, glad to hear it's working, gas gauge can be fixed later, lol.


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I hate having to drop gas tanks, specially in things like Bronco's and Scout's. I saw the winter stuff in Texas, have family all over Texas, 13* is stuff we get here, not Texas.
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Course, it does make the bed lifting easier if you've got one of these:



In your backyard.

That thing picked up the front end of a 1969 440 Dodge Charger.
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I agree with BigBlue. They're pretty light to lift, but I've never dropped a tank out from a truck. With my luck I'd dump gas all over myself, and only a few bolts hold the bed down if I remember right. Either way, you got it done, glad to hear it's working, gas gauge can be fixed later, lol.
IDK if they switched the steel they use in these newer generation trucks, but the Saddle Tank from my Blue 79 was like 70lbs empty, that damned thing was heavy, specially when your by yourself and trying to hold the tank up to get pressure off the hook with the nut on the end of it, then the filler neck.... been there done that, don't wanna do it again, 6 nuts and bolts and the light sockets out of the tail lights and the bed comes off. 3 guys can pick up a 1980-1986 F-150/250/350 Single Wheel Longbed, probably same amount on the 87-91's and 92-96's. And a 3300lb, Wide Ratchet strap under the wheel wells and length wise under the bed and an Engine hoist will pick it up, I'm sure even a Harbor Freight( I said those two words!!) hoist can even pick a bed up off of these trucks.

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My tank is steel and holds 19 gal.I siphoned the gas out it only had about 5 gallons in it. I do have a cherry picker , but on of my sons has it on permanent loan . I have been on a fuel pump replacing spree, just this last year I have done a 96 pontiac bonniville a 87 chevy 1 ton flatbed truck a honda accord, that was easy there is access in the trunk and now this ford . the hardest to do was the bonniville. I miss old stuff with engine mounted pumps.
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Yea, that's too easy though! Ford had to throw the tank pumps in to make it harder.


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