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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 19, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel sending wire popped off...advice appreciated!

Fellow curators of history...need opinion on my 67. Brown fuel sending wire popped off the post of the sending unit...my gauge was maxed out and sender measured open circuit with ohm meter. Dropped tank, Sending unit still working ( measured resistance of sender and read 10 ohms with low gas) but confused/ concerned about how this connection is supposed to work. Brown sending wire has female electric conductor surrounded by a black plastic cap. Sender itself has male post conductor collared by a white plastic base. My question is when wire is attached, is the grab of the two only accomplished by the press fit of the conductors....or does the black cap somehow grab the white collar? By my eyes, it seems like it would only be the conductors grabbing and the cap just rest up against the white collar. I do see hairline cracks in the white collar but I donít feel I need to replace the sender , just get a new wire, if it works as I am guessing. The thing is it seems like a rinky dink setup......does anyone put gorilla tape or something across the wire for extra hold? Only want to do this once...all responses appreciated!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 19, 11:11 AM
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Re: Fuel sending wire popped off...advice appreciated!

Here's a great thread describing how the system works and how to test it.
I'm pretty sure I taped the wire to the gas tank on mine.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/19-el...n-69-pace.html

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Re: Fuel sending wire popped off...advice appreciated!

Thanks for the link.....I know how to troubleshoot it pretty well and the sender is good. My question for those more experienced with attaching the sender wire is...does the black cap portion of the brown sending wire mechanically capture the white collar of the sender....or do just the conductors capture each other. Just donít want this silly wire popping off again!
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Conductors capture only.

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Thank You VEGAS!
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