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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thinkin' fuel sending unit?

I have an issue with my '99 Road* fuel guage. When I turn the key, it cycles to full and back like it should but stays on E and light flashes. Is it the sending unit? If so, how hard to change and where to get one(besides dealership)? Thanx


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Definitely the sending unit. It is a piece of cake to take out of the tank (underneath). I got mine at partzilla.com for about $57. Arrived in like 3 days. It's a very simple job. Trust me...I was able to do it!


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Before you do that, there's also an eraser trick where you rub the contact with a pencil eraser to clean the contacts, and stick it back in. Worked for me.

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Before you do that, there's also an eraser trick where you rub the contact with a pencil eraser to clean the contacts, and stick it back in. Worked for me.
That worked for me too...for about a week.


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If it worked, then that should indicate that it's the contacts that are bad, not the unit. Maybe something a bit more extreme to get it working longer than a week?

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If it worked, then that should indicate that it's the contacts that are bad, not the unit. Maybe something a bit more extreme to get it working longer than a week?
I replaced it & now it works flawlessly. I've seen a lot of posts on the Road Star Clinic from guys who had the same experience as me. Temporary fix but eventually stopped. Replaced & it worked.

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Thanx folks! Saw a "how to" repair site on the web with pics. Except I took a look at my tank and didn't have to remove it at all!! Plenty of room to drop it rite out. Repair did not work so a new one is on the way. Easy job!!


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Check the little green plug is plugged in properly... I've found if it's loose the light will flash.
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