Dual gas tank ranger?


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I have an 86 ranger with dual tanks but the switch is bad anyone know where I can find the witch or what I can do to rig a different one to it
If it is the main switch under the truck you can get it through LMC truck or rock auto maybe even the local auto parts store.

If it is the switch in the dash, might find one at a junk yard out of any truck that has dual tanks. or search google for a Fuel Tank Selector Switch and see if something comes up that you can make work.
 


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I have an 86 ranger with dual tanks but the switch is bad anyone know where I can find the witch or what I can do to rig a different one to it
I've got spares, PM me late in the week after I've had a chance to find them


96Indyram,
The "switch" is in the dash and unique to the ranger.

The valve is under the truck, and on an '86 is the second of three types ford used on dual-tank Rangers
 
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I've got both the dash switch and frame switch off my 83 I'd sell
 

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I've got both the dash switch and frame switch off my 83 I'd sell
As old as this post is im probably grasping at straws.....is this still available
 

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F series trucks had dual tanks also. Should be able to use that info to expand your search for parts. I know my '88 F150 had dual tanks. Switches and selector valves are probably all the same.
 

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96Indyram,
The "switch" is in the dash and unique to the ranger.

The valve is under the truck, and on an '86 is the second of three types ford used on dual-tank Rangers
F series trucks had dual tanks also. Should be able to use that info to expand your search for parts. I know my '88 F150 had dual tanks. Switches and selector valves are probably all the same.
No personal experience but Allan says the switch is specific to the Ranger.
 

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Specific to the ranger only if you're going period correct. I've put in a frame switch/solenoid from a 86 ranger into my 77 f150. I'm sure the opposite is possible.
 

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I'd think you could make an F series selector switch work but it's part of the HVAC controls in the 80-86 trucks. The 87 up trucks have the switch near the gauge cluster IIRC. It is just a switch... but for bolt in parts you want one for a Ranger.

I don't think a selector switch and valve from an '83 would be ideal parts for a '91.... Better off looking for those parts from an '86 up truck.
 

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The tank selector solenoid is controlled by a switched hot wire. The solenoid is open to one tank with power off and the other tank with power on. It's been awhile since I've worked on mine so the details of which solenoid I used are very hazy. I believe I used the original dash switch .
 


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