Electrical issue need help asap

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  1. 1955moose

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    We had a long discussion about low fuel causing early pump failure. A lot here said that's not true, due to how low in the tank the pickup is, and I forget the other reason. I think it's just age and time. Even the strongest pumps go maybe 15-20 years, and that's all she wrote. Personally, I never got below 1/4 tank. I've pushed 3,000 pound cars, and that wasn't fun. Wouldn't want to push 5,800 to the side of roadway.

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    Yeah I never get below 1/4. I actually considered havking an access panel but more likely then not I will drop the tank

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    Ok gentlemen I want to thank everyone for the help. Found out it was for sure the sending unit swapped it yesterday and now she's all good

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    Thanks for following up. Is the sending unit the part that reads the gas level in the tank? Did you have to pull the tank to change that out?
     
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    Yes it is the part that reads and sends level. I will admit I did it the shortcut way and made an access panel in the floor. And I have a new piece of steel over it and sealed it all up

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    A lot of the fuel pumps (gas and diesel)_ use the fuel to cool them down during use. Had some major problems with that on my nephews Cummins.
     

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