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Author Topic: The Mid-06 fuel float recall  (Read 14798 times)
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« on: May 18, 2008, 05:52:05 pm »

If you are buying or own 2006's there was a series of production that received a faulty feul float switch. The motor will act like it's run out of gas (as it has technically). The float switch recall affects motors between 1B152085 THRU 1B206576. HOWEVER, we have seen a few outside the range...Here's how to tell: the good fuel floats have white wires and the bad ones have black wires. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:53:02 am »

Glen,

my 06 was built in 05, the tag on the fuel module harness is dated 5/25/05 and I looked at the 5 wires coming out of the fuel module and only 1 of the five is black and I assume this is the ground and is black.

By saying the wires are either black or white,are you referring to the sheathing over the wires from the module to the electrical box on the starboard side being black or white.

Mike
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 11:55:03 am »

Glen,

my 06 was built in 05, the tag on the fuel module harness is dated 5/25/05 and I looked at the 5 wires coming out of the fuel module and only 1 of the five is black and I assume this is the ground and is black.

By saying the wires are either black or white,are you referring to the sheathing over the wires from the module to the electrical box on the starboard side being black or white.

Mike

don't worry about it....if you are not in the ser # range....only a handfull got out outside the range...I post this only for those that are buying 05-06's now...to check...
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 05:41:38 pm »

I have twin 2006 250XL with S/N 1B278..... & 1B279...... Port engine shutdown after 100 hrs service and was found to be the float. The starbrd engine has yet to be changed (the float) and the merc. dealer is telling me they cannot fix unless it fails. Dealer says that this is not a recall and can only be changed under warranty after failure. This does not make sense to me that i have to wait for it to break before they will fix under warranty if they know it is bad. Maybe this is a recall and i just don't know it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 05:58:11 pm »

I have twin 2006 250XL with S/N 1B278..... & 1B279...... Port engine shutdown after 100 hrs service and was found to be the float. The starbrd engine has yet to be changed (the float) and the merc. dealer is telling me they cannot fix unless it fails. Dealer says that this is not a recall and can only be changed under warranty after failure. This does not make sense to me that i have to wait for it to break before they will fix under warranty if they know it is bad. Maybe this is a recall and i just don't know it.

read the owner's tips for how to call merc....
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 07:12:35 pm »

Glen,

I am bring this topic back up again because my engine broke down this weekend and the float switch is what the dealership thinks is wrong.

I was hoping you could clarify what the colors you are referring to on the wire harness. Is it the wire colors or the sheathing?

My serial number begins with 1B231

Mike
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 07:47:48 pm »

Glen,

I am bring this topic back up again because my engine broke down this weekend and the float switch is what the dealership thinks is wrong.

I was hoping you could clarify what the colors you are referring to on the wire harness. Is it the wire colors or the sheathing?

My serial number begins with 1B231

Mike

the sheathing but... - that recall was two years ago, I'm sure it has all changed...call merc and ask....
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 09:12:39 pm »

Glen,

My sheathing is black,but my serial number is out of the range.

I will call merc in the am and ask
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 02:45:39 pm »

hi guys, i believe i'm having fuel float issue on my new to me verado 275.
i just need a confirmation of the correct part number to purchase.
what i'm looking at is PART NUMBER: 880596524 .
is this the correct part?

thanks
 
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 05:52:16 pm »

So Mercury will repair or replace the Fuel Float for free?
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