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Float is part of the sender and sometines they absorbe fuel and get heavy causing a fulty reading.
Mine was installed with the float pointing to the road side of the tank and you will need to pay attention to the screw pattern as it is unique, so mark it to the tank if removing and be careful of the gasket.


I would check the grounds on the tank and sender first though before suspecting the sender.


If you remove it to replace, you will need to measure the tanks depth and then see if you can get a resistance reading from the old sender as I believe mine was 90 ohms but not completely sure so check yours.


If you cannot get a reading on the sender then make sure you replace the gauge to match the sender.
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I'm going to add to an old thread...but my fuel gauge has been acting up for awhile. I did find one wire barely connected to the sending unit...but that didn't fix it. It was bouncing around when I approached 1/2 tank, but on this trip it won't go pass 3/4 tank and still bouncing.
My question is......the sender and float.... all one unit? I need to have a fairly empty tank to remove? Anyone have a part number for a 95 sender?
Most senders are a universal fit, they can be adjusted to right fit, you have to make sure the new is the same length as the one you removed. You may get by with just a new sender, pull your old gauge and see if the olms is marked on the casing, then head to NAPA and get a sender that will match it. If not you have to buy the pair. Good luck.
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EDIT: I had initially suggested column / float style sender. But later in the thread it is clear that doesn't suit the side-mounted sender in the WB.
My apologies. My recommendation does suit the PT.

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Hey Kip
The sender module in my 96 is a Rochester 0-90 ohm model #5-2249. It takes about 15 minutes to change out. You’re going to have to call Rochester for a distributor as the PO purchased mine. That was my first maintenance project. I remember thinking these things are easy to work on. Found out different soon after. I hope it ain’t the magnetic doohickey in the tank. That would be a big big project.
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Wow,lots of info on this thread but some of it is way off for the Wide Body coachs.
The WB has the sender in the side of the tank.
The older coachs have the sender in the top of the tank,which means yo have to find the access hole in the floor.




The side mounted sender is magnet driven.
As Clem is saying.
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Wow,lots of info on this thread but some of it is way off for the Wide Body coachs.
The WB has the sender in the side of the tank.
The older coachs have the sender in the top of the tank,which means yo have to find the access hole in the floor.




The side mounted sender is magnet driven.
As Clem is saying.
Randy,
I stand corrected. Never expected a side-mount.
I've edited my post so as to not throw off anyone else.
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