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Al Heiss

04-24-2006 09:49:34
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I need to replace the temp gage and sending unit on a Ford 2000, The sending unit is rusted/frozen in the block,any suggestions on how to remove? Will heating with a torch work?




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Al Heiss

04-26-2006 03:37:57
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 Re: temp sending unit in reply to Al Heiss, 04-24-2006 09:49:34  
Thanks for the reply, Iv'e got the nut off and the wire is broken off the sending unit, cannot get a good grip on the unit to pull it out....
any other suggestions??...Thanks



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Engineer

04-26-2006 09:49:57
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 Re: temp sending unit in reply to Al Heiss, 04-26-2006 03:37:57  
I had the same problem on my Jubilee. Try finding a bolt large enough to thread into the brass sleeve stuck in the block. Once it get tight, pull the bolt straight out with a pair of pliers. I was amazed but it worked for me.



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awhtx

04-25-2006 17:08:35
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 Re: temp sending unit in reply to Al Heiss, 04-24-2006 09:49:34  
Every sending unit I have seen was made of brass and therefore cannot be rusted in the block. It is probably just real tight. If it is a mechanical type gauge and you are replacing it, cut the wire that goes to the gauge so that you can get a socket or box end wrench on the sending unit. If you round off the corners of the hex you may have to drill it out and tap the head/block to the next larger size and put in a bushing.

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