how to adjust a fuel sender unit

Asked by Jul 22, 2017 at 01:47 AM about the 1965 Ford Ranchero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My fuel gauge after filling up reads a 1/4 past full and is just about empty at a quarter full.  It had been working properly and was removed by a mechanic to repair the line.  After that is when it started to read incorrectly and no I do not want to bring it back to the same mechanic.  What is the proper method to "adjust" the unit to read correctly?

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Sounds like he didn't install the fuel pump properly. There is a float for the fuel sending gauge that might be hung up or bent. You need to remove again to verify.

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Tom: Thanks, since I drive it all the time, I will get the tank down to a 1/4 and check the unit.

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