My first diesel !!! and I love it.
Thanks to those in the group for enlightening me on the what's and what-ever's
and helping me look for the right vehicle.
Of course it came with a few flaws....(cruise not working - broken vac. line,
LH & RH electric mirrors WAY too sloppy, crack in windshield washer reservoir,
etc. but, those are taken care of now. It's time to take on the bigger chores.
It seems this truck has been struck by the infamous "fuel level sensor"
problem. I took a look under the truck this morning and I can see a problem
dropping the tank. There seems to be tighter than normal spaces to allow the
tank to drop without any problems. I have read in other areas that most people
raise the bed to access the tank. As I look at the problem now, it seems if I
remove the 4 bolts to the front and just leave the 2 rear bolts loose, I should
be able to put my hydraulic jack toward the front of the bed and lift it until
I can get enough space to place some timber between the bed and frame rails to
support the bed while I work on the tank.
How much space between the bed and the tank will I need to remove the
component(s) ? Is there a repair for the "sunk 'in/saturated float" or will I
have to opt for a complete new sensor. I've been told that the plastic parts
either wear or become out of alignment as to work properly. One person had a
great idea in replacing the existing pivot pin with either a piece of aluminum
or brass (welding) rod.
I was going to tackle the job starting this morning but decided to wait until
Monday when most Dodge/Mopar shops will be open. I hate it when I have to wait
for a dealership to open.... and I don't know if the local AutoZones, Krager,
etc. will carry such parts.
I guess what I'm asking for is someone with experience (having done this
before) for advice. If I have to rig a toilet float.... I'll do that too....
WAIT A MINUTE.... I was trying to be funny, but that may be a solution....
The project starts Monday morning.... any help before then would be
Researching: Hedlund, Anderson, Nyrén, Jansson,
Heggi, Laszlo, Tako, Taney, Luchinger, Toensing,