The fuel guage in my 66 Camper Special has stopped working. Guage is good
so it has to be the tank sender. I have no hope of finding a 66 Dodge
truck tank sender and wonder if anyone knows if something from something
else could fit. What got me thinking was running across a 60s vintage
International AWD truck in a local wrecking yard that also has the tank
behind the seat.
Don't assume that because the gauge is good the sender is the culprit, if
the tank isn't properly grounded a good sender won't function correctly.
If it is the sender, you might contact these folks, they reportedly can
rebuild/repair your sender.
Instrument Services Inc. 11765 Main St. Roscoe, IL 61073. 815-623-2993 Toll
That makes good sense. I rarely use the Dodge anymore. Probably drive it
less than a 1K miles a year. The last time I used it last summer the
guage just stopped working. Used the truck last week to move some
firewood and took the time to test the guage. The guage works when I
disconnected the wire at the sending unit and used a test light to
complete the circuit. I'll ground the tank and see if that helps. Really
need to get this guage working because I think I need to make a 1200 mile
run in the Dodge this summer. Thanks for the advice and replies.
the bottom of the tank. With the tank empty, remove the sender and fuel
pickup -- there should be a retainer ring & rubber gasket. If you can hear
liquid sloshing inside the float, that's the problem. Pinhole(s) in the
float can be sealed with solder -- because of the explosion hazard, DON'T
use a torch. Clean any leftover flux with alcohol.
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