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Replace Your Fuel Tank Sending Unit

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Need to Replace Your Fuel Sending Unit?
Your fuel tank sending unit.

Your fuel tank sending unit.

photo by Matt Wright, 2007
If your gas gauge has been acting boinky, or worse you're running out of gas on a regular basis, you might need to replace your fuel tank sending unit. Sounds bad, but in most cars it's fairly straightforward to replace a fuel tank sending unit (also known as the fuel sender). Check your manual, but if your car has a fuel tank sending unit located under the rear seat, where a large percentage of fuel senders are accessible, you're in luck. It's easy! We'll show you how to replace your fuel tank sending unit with ease.

What You'll Need:

  • flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • hammer
  • open end wrenches
  • replacement fuel tank sending unit
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