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I got the new RC through CA smog finally & now the only thing that is annoying me is the gas gauge does not work. The "needle" that slides on the resistor is gone. Does anyone have an aftermarket solution or a repair/refit fix, I really don't want to give the dealer $125 for a new one.

Jim
 

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jim are you refering to the unit in the tank ,,or the one in the dash?? i have one for the dash. ok
 

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I have one still in the tank. OR yu can check out jegs or summit racing they sell after markets. If you want the one i have let me know. via email
 

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Check carquest. They should have them for about $70.
 

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Well your not going to like that sender that the dealer parts department has. I have gone through the same thing your going through, with my 86 RC / 35 gallon tank. First of its a PITA getting the tank up and down, to change that sender pick-up. Second the thing just is not a drop in and hook up procedure and drive to the gas station. That sender arm and tube needs tweeking just so by some half baked crapping procedure with 8 gallons left into the bottom of the tank and that gets you your reserve. Don't even expect that the thing will give you even close to what you had for tank indications verses fuel consumption from the broken fuel pick-up sender. You have to have the wires to the same orientaion as when one you removed them. Prior to installation you also need to check that the resistance accross the two terminals is at 12 ohms with the float UP and 78 with the float DOWN. If not close to this bend the little stops to get on the money this will allow the needle to be either in the full up "F" when full or full "E" when the tank is empty. The orignal part number from the factory is not available any more and you have to use an up-graded superseeded part number: 1-04075382. All I know is that this whole topic pisses me off. No I'm not a certificed mechanic that does this for a living, but no simpleton either, the new up-graded part number is not manufactured properly, period.
 

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You might try contacting Palo Alto Speedometer www.paspeedo.com and see if they know where you can get your sender fixed. I don't think you would be happy with a brand new one although you might be able to pick one up for around $80 plus shipping off the web. If you are near LA than pick up the yellow pages and look for shops that repair Instruments or Speedometers and give them a call. There are others across the country that repair senders but you might want to try CA first.
 

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Hello all,

Well I went with the factory sender $133 out the door :\'( but I learned something else, the plastic tank in a RC really needs to have a skidplate. See the link for a pic of the new sender & the old one side by side, the old one was bent up & I can only guess that the bottom of the tank was hit at some point in time probably what broke the little needle off of the arm in the first place.

http://home.earthlink.net/~meteorite1/sender.gif
 

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Sorry for bringing up the dead... but how is the sender doing up to this point? Does it still work good? Im in need for a sender also... any tips to make things easier would be appreciative.

What all is needed, What was included with the $133 out the door from the dealer?


Thanks.

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Hi Patrick,

Yes it is working great, after all of the problems getting it all worked out & finally getting the dealer unit I have not had the energy to drop the tank & adjust it perfectly yet. So keep this in mind, after it is installed you may have to drop the tank again so as to adjust it. Yes it was if I remember $124.
 

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Pholom said:
Sorry for bringing up the dead... but how is the sender doing up to this point? Does it still work good? Im in need for a sender also... any tips to make things easier would be appreciative.

What all is needed, What was included with the $133 out the door from the dealer?

Thanks.

Patrick
Try www.tenaflyjeepmoparparts.com they sell Mopar parts for at least 30% off list. They list a sending unit for $75 plus shipping. :)
 
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