1994 Ford Explorer Fuel Pump Fuse

Tiny
DOT1945
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  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 129,000 MILES
My 1994 Ford Explorer gas gauge does not work. I am not sure if its related to the problem I am having. When I fill up the gas tank and drive the car runs fine. When I get around 100 miles or so on the odometer, the truck will start to feel like its going to stall. Then the fuel pump fuse will blow and the truck will not start til I put more gas in it. Once I fill the gas tank back up and replace the fuse, it runs perfect. When this happens the tank is still about have filled? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 6:50 AM

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Tiny
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Based on your description, it sounds like there is a problem with the rheostat. If it shorts out at 1/2 tank, it will cause the fuse to blow. The rheostat is attached to a float. It works as a resister that allows different levels of power to make its way to the gauge. The more resistance, the lower the gauge. The less resistance, the higher the gauge.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM

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