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As described, 1999 AU Ute, nothing ,I am a retired auto

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as described
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1999 AU Ute
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing ,I am a retired auto elect,thought I would speak to you firsr for some clues
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Driving along the fuel gauge went to empty spedo stayed on 100k tacho stayed on 2000
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: yes fuel seems ok I know the tank is half full,and starts ok
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.

Without dropping the tank to test voltage at the fuel level sending unit, have someone sit in the vehicle while you bang the bottom of the fuel tank with a rubber mallet. If the fuel gage starts reading levels as you bang on the tank, replace the fuel level sending unit