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The gas gauge and the slosh module


e21pilot

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1992
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Ford
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After parking my 1992 Ranger in a field over the holidays, I jumped in it to haul a trailer to the dump. Right away, I noticed something strange, the fuel gauge was bouncing around between empty and full and even past full. Since the truck had been parked so long, I forgot how much fuel was in it so I filled it up and reset the odometer expecting to use it to determine my next fill up.

That night I read all about gas gauge, fuel sending unit and slosh module problems on these trucks at this age. Then just as quickly as the problem appeared, the gauge has been working perfectly for the past few days.

I decided to post and pass this along to others. I suspect if you have the same symptoms, you might just have some poor contacts between the slosh module and the instrument cluster. It's still an effort to get to the slosh module, but you might get a better result quicker by just cleaning the contacts well rather than taping and soldering the pins right away. Just a suggestion and of course, YMMV.
 


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