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Old 05-14-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Tricks on removing fuel sending unit?

My fuel gauge seems to stay on full forever. I would like to remove my fuel sending unit and make sure this isn't the issue.

I see the sending unit on top of the tank, but it is very tight to reach. Has anyone removed their sending unit?
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:27 PM   #2
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Not familiar with your rig but do you know what make/model fuel sending unit do you have.

Mine is a Centroid, there is an adjustment on mine that did help.

Here's a link to their site.

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Old 05-14-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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My fuel gauge seems to stay on full forever. I would like to remove my fuel sending unit and make sure this isn't the issue.

I see the sending unit on top of the tank, but it is very tight to reach. Has anyone removed their sending unit?
Just did mine John (97 Intrigue) It's close to the curb side, lay on the propane tank. I called CC for the sender they sent one right out.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:35 PM   #4
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Geez, It seems I forget the small things :banged:

My coach is a 2000 Allure.

I can barely reach it from the propane bay. I have all the air out of the air bags, I wonder if thats causing my clearance issue? I am not sure which model I have, I would love to remove it so I can inspect.
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I got my sending unit out today. My forearm used to be round, but now its flat since I had to reach between the frame rails, but I got it!

It is made by transfer flow inc. I will call CC tomorrow and see if they have one or can order it for me. I plan to have my daughter help me install the new one since her arm is smaller
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I got my sending unit out today. My forearm used to be round, but now its flat since I had to reach between the frame rails, but I got it!

It is made by transfer flow inc. I will call CC tomorrow and see if they have one or can order it for me. I plan to have my daughter help me install the new one since her arm is smaller
Transfer Flow supplied the complete tank assembly to CC so it was a "drop in". I don't know if the sender unit was a replacement item or not so you might give Transfer Flow a call also.

If that doesn't work, then the local automotive parts store would be my next stop
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I talked with transfer flow today. They don't make the unit anymore but they can rebuild the one I have. He quoted me a price of $200.00!! I asked him if I heard him right and he said yes. I will obviously look into other options.

I called CC yesterday and today and left messages. I have yet to hear back from them
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Have you disconnected the gauge wire at the sender unit to see what happens? After noting what happens, then ground the sender wire and see if there is any difference.

I don't remember which is which but one way you will get a full reading and the other you will see empty. That will tell you if it is the sender unit or the wiring to gauge or the gauge.
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Have you disconnected the gauge wire at the sender unit to see what happens? After noting what happens, then ground the sender wire and see if there is any difference.

I don't remember which is which but one way you will get a full reading and the other you will see empty. That will tell you if it is the sender unit or the wiring to gauge or the gauge.
When I unplugged it the gauge went to full. I checked it with my ohm meter, when I move the float the readings aren't within specs. Since I went through the trouble of removing it, I would like to get a new one, but I'm not willing to pay 200.00, that seemed crazy.

I plan to go to NAPA tomorrow and see if they can help me. Hopefully CC calls tomorrow.
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is it like one out of a car? I've cleaned those contacts the arm rides up and down and fixed them that way. They almost get varnished or something and it keeps it from reading the ohms correctly. You can ohm it out while it's out and clean it and see if it helps....it's free to try.
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I got my sending unit out today. My forearm used to be round, but now its flat since I had to reach between the frame rails, but I got it!

It is made by transfer flow inc. I will call CC tomorrow and see if they have one or can order it for me. I plan to have my daughter help me install the new one since her arm is smaller
allow me to ask a pair side questions - there are two 1/4" fuel hoses on the top of the tank for hurricane heater, would you be able to reach the farther one by hand? do you know which one is for outgoing? (i need to replace my rotten hoses for hurricane but noticed the hardness to access the connectors there).
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allow me to ask a pair side questions - there are two 1/4" fuel hoses on the top of the tank for hurricane heater, would you be able to reach the farther one by hand? do you know which one is for outgoing? (i need to replace my rotten hoses for hurricane but noticed the hardness to access the connectors there).
My Allure didn't have the hurricane heater. It took everything I had just to reach the sending unit.
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My Allure didn't have the hurricane heater. It took everything I had just to reach the sending unit.
thanks. what year/model is yours? don't see it in your signature.
you might have an aqua-hot? yours should draw the fuel from the tank...
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thanks. what year/model is yours? don't see it in your signature.
you might have an aqua-hot? yours should draw the fuel from the tank...
His is a '00 and it will have either a Hurricane or the conventional propane heater.

When my Hurricane supply hose was replaced, a hole was cut through the bulkhead in the bay directly behind the tank for access.
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