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ok the last post makes sense.
So you want me to disconnect the wires, then just run a new wire between them.
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ok the last post makes sense.
So you want me to disconnect the wires, then just run a new wire between them.
Yes. If the gauge goes up to 3/4 or above then you found the problem. If it stays at 1/4 then the sender is the problem.

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makes no sense, just pushing a wire into the female plug (from harness) and touching the sending unit male end. Or is there another connection in the truck further up the harness?
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makes no sense, just pushing a wire into the female plug (from harness) and touching the sending unit male end. Or is there another connection in the truck further up the harness?
I don't know why it doesn't make sense. All you are doing is replacing the factory wire with a new piece of wire.

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one last volley, pull the wires and take my own wire and push one end INTO the female plug and fasten the other end of my wire to the male sending unit wire plug. If that it is the case seems to me all I am testing is the two connection points.
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Take a new piece of wire and push one end into the female harness connector and connect the other end of the wire to the sender post(use a clip to hold in place). Then check your gauge.

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I will do that. If gauge does not change I have a bad sending unit? Or the wires leading up to each of those connectors are bad?
I would have a hard time thinking there is a shorted wire. None of it looked like it has been touched since orig install. Like new.
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If the gauge stays at 1/4 where it was then the sender has to be the problem.

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well the wiring to the gauge is good, I have completed the circuit, the gauge moved.
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Thank you for putting up with me. I will try again after work tomorrow. I wish you lived down the street! ha ha ha
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