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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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How difficult is it to swap out the sensor on how much fuel is left? and how different are the wiring harnesses in a 95 compared to a 97?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 01:45 AM
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Sending unit is attached to the plate that has the fuel pickup on the top of the tank.

Which tank is the gauge not working on?
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Re: gas tank

the front tank but i have a spare with a working sensor.
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Re: gas tank

The front tank is definiely easier.
Disconnect the harness. Make sure that the new plug is identical!! (I know there was a change between the first trucks and the last trucks but not sure whether your 95 has the older connector or the new one)
Disconnect the fuel lines from the flow transfer switch.
Remove 3 bolts holding the fuel filler neck in the body cavity behind the door.
IIRC, it is just 4 bolts holding the skid plate in place. Then the tank uses just two straps with two nuts.
Once the tank stars coming down, wiggle the fuel filler around the frame.
Don't forget to unclip the breather line.

Let us know how it goes.
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The front tank is definiely easier.
Disconnect the harness. Make sure that the new plug is identical!! (I know there was a change between the first trucks and the last trucks but not sure whether your 95 has the older connector or the new one)
Disconnect the fuel lines from the flow transfer switch.
Remove 3 bolts holding the fuel filler neck in the body cavity behind the door.
IIRC, it is just 4 bolts holding the skid plate in place. Then the tank uses just two straps with two nuts.
Once the tank stars coming down, wiggle the fuel filler around the frame.
Don't forget to unclip the breather line.

Let us know how it goes.
Lou
I only disconnected the fuel lines and the harness then wiggled the sending unit out. No need to drop the tank, it mat be easier dropping the tank but it's fairly easier the way I did it.

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Thanks guys i'll let you know how it goes
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I only disconnected the fuel lines and the harness then wiggled the sending unit out. No need to drop the tank, it mat be easier dropping the tank but it's fairly easier the way I did it.
You can pull the sending unit out without dropping the tank? SWEET! :)
I should have known that a long time ago.

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