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fuel level sender repaired!!!
jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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#1
Ok, so i fixed the fuel level sender in my 86 TC. i purchased a fuel pump assembly from rockauto for the small sum of $9, plus shipping, and removed the level sender from it. [EDIT:] The fuel pump assembly i bought was for a 1989 mercury Topaz, the cheapest reman unit on rock auto is currently $21 bux. i removed the tank from my 88, and removed the sender from the hanger. i had to drill 2 small 9/64ths holes in the factory TC hanger, then attach the new level transmitter to it. then i modified the ground to attach to the end of the hanger tube, and wired up the lead to the factory black wire. i plugged it in to the harness and checked for proper operation. it read a little high, but that may be because it wasn't grounded well. i installed it into the tank and reassembled the car. i measured the fuel level in the tank before i put it back on, right at 1/8ths, and the gauge reads spot on 1/8ths. i haven't filled it up yet to see how it works over the course of a tanks use, but at least i have a general idea how much fuel is in there.

if anyone wants me to modify their broken level sender, you can remove it and mail it to me. we can discuss price if anyone is interested. also, if you like, i can walk you through it over the phone.

-J0N
APRIL 2018 - LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR. PM me if you have an 87-88 roller or cheap TF for sale.
1988 TC 5MT-Blue/Blue check-off car. resto-project.
2006 Honda Odyssey 5AT, baby-mobile.
2013 F-150, 5.0, 6AT, 4x4, snow white paint.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Great backyard engineering Jon! I bought 2 of those pumps this summer for the exact same reason.... for the senders. Dont need them now, but I m sure I will some day.
Jeff Korn

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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
Posting Freak
#3
its worth doing anyways, even if you have good TC senders. the gauge is far more exact, fluctuates far less, and responds faster. even when i had a good one in my old 87, it was slow to react. actual fuel level didn't read till 3 minutes after startup, it just took forever to sweep from E with key off to wherever the actual level was at with key on. now, it takes 2-3 seconds.

update: i added 7 gallons of fuel ($20 in my pocket) to an empty tank. this brought the level to just under half on an 18 gallon tank. just about perfect.

-J0N
APRIL 2018 - LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR. PM me if you have an 87-88 roller or cheap TF for sale.
1988 TC 5MT-Blue/Blue check-off car. resto-project.
2006 Honda Odyssey 5AT, baby-mobile.
2013 F-150, 5.0, 6AT, 4x4, snow white paint.
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
Posting Freak
#4
EDIT: Also, the fuel pump assembly i bought was for a 1989 mercury Topaz, the cheapest reman unit on rock auto is currently $21 bux.

-J0N
APRIL 2018 - LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR. PM me if you have an 87-88 roller or cheap TF for sale.
1988 TC 5MT-Blue/Blue check-off car. resto-project.
2006 Honda Odyssey 5AT, baby-mobile.
2013 F-150, 5.0, 6AT, 4x4, snow white paint.
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