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The baffle in my gas tank had broken loose and it has slammed up against the fuel sender (gas gauge thing) a couple times and cut the wire. So my options are:

1. Buy a new one from Ford for $80. Ouch!
2. Fix the old one.

I could rerun the exposed wire, but it’s going to be submerged in gas, so is that going to be a problem. Will gas eat through a soldered connection? Does the wire need to be completely covered or will exposed wire be OK? The connection was already cut by the baffle and there wasn’t an explosion, so it might be workable? I don’t think electrical tape will hold up to gas. Is there a special type of wire that is used, so the plastic coating won’t dissolve?

Any help would be great.

Trav
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When you buy a new in-tank fuel pump, you end up using crimp connectors to wire it to the existing in-tank wires. I don't see why you couldn't do the same thing w/ the sender wire.
 

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Well I re-ran the wire and soldered the connections on, put it back in and it works. It even seems accurate so far. At least it reads Empty and Full.

Maybe gasoline doesn't conduct 12 volt electricity. ;)

Thanks for the response Wade. I guess I was worried over nothing.

Trav
 
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