87 22r fuel sending unit - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux Discussion area for the '88 and older Toyota Pickup/Hilux. NEW!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 PM
New TN User
 
Matt22r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Anchorage ak
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
87 22r fuel sending unit

Hi I'm new here n I picked up an 87 4x4 5spd with 251xxx miles a few months ago. When I got it the gas gauge doesn't really work right. When I fill up it says full but when I drive like 60 or so miles the gauge goes to empty. I think it might be the fuel sending unit but I'm not sure. And if it is I found one from a 92 for $50. Will that one work for my truck?


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Matt22r is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 03-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Soylent Green sales
 
fourwd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: the Socialist State of Maryland
Posts: 8,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 482 Times in 461 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
You might try pulling your sending unit out and cleaning the windings with some electrical contact cleaner.

SEARCH before asking
84 4Runner rockcrawler - ARBed 5.29's, 36" TSLs, dual t-cases w/ 4.7 crawler gear, Chevys, 30 spline Marlins
83 p/u trail rig - Buick 231 V6, Weiand intake, Holley 4 bbl, TH-350 auto w/700R4 low gearset, dual tanks ...
89 4Runner - stock
http://www.cardomain.com/id/fourwd1
fourwd1 is offline  
#3 Old 03-13-2012, 05:17 PM
New TN User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I had the same problem with my 87; dropped the gas tank and found that the winding on the sending unit were worn on bottom half. Mine would register until it got to a half tank then go to nothing.

Don't know about the fit from a 92, I would drop the tank and put the old one then you should be able to see if the other one is the same.

Later,
WJMOPAR
wjmopar is offline  
#4 Old 03-21-2012, 11:13 AM
New TN User
 
Matt22r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Anchorage ak
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Hey thanks guys for helpin me out. I'm gonna have to wait till it warms up here to drop the tank n get to it since I'm in Alaska. And it's still pretty cold up here -10.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Matt22r is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Truck, SUV and Van Forums > Hilux (Pickup) Forum > Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome