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Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to All,

Reaching out for some help. Over the weekend I decided to removed the gas tank on my 05 Suzuki M50, which had been sitting for about 8 months. Just wanted to remove the old gas and treat gas tank (rust build up). Anyways, being I'm a novice I always put myself in a sticky situation. When I removed the fuel pump I accidentally pulled a little to hard on one of the thermistor wires and got disconnected from a cylinder tube like thing. Inside the tube you can see were it should clip back on, but for the life of me I cannot put it back together. Looked up how much it would be to replace and the cheapest one I found was about $150. Is this what my accident is going to cost me, or is there any other way to fix. Hope this makes sense. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm in the Orlando area.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HMMMMM I have not heard of that problem before. But, welcome to the site, pull up a chair, the beer is in the fridge.

For those wondering what a Thermistor is (I was) it is part # 7 here
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Thermistor From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A thermistor is a type of resistor whose resistance varies significantly with temperature, more so than in standard resistors. The word is a portmanteau of thermal and resistor. Thermistors are widely used as inrush current limiters, temperature sensors, self-resetting overcurrent protectors, and self-regulating heating elements.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I'm not mistaken the thermistors are what turn your fuel low level lights on and give you fuel level indication.

If the wire pulled off the thermistor it is probably a matter of soldering it back on.

I don't know if the solder process would cause damage to the thermistor.

I would consult someone who does electronic repair about soldering a wire to a thermistor, the process may require the use of a heat sink.
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