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Hello all. Any help on finding the right part # would be wonderful! I had a bad fuel pump, dropped the tank (no easy feat on an 02 Frontier XE 3.3L V6) and in the process broke the plastic quick-connect nipple off the top of the gas tank. To my joy I soon found out how large this part was! It is a circular white ring with two quick-connects and two electrical connections exposed on top of the tank, and then goes way down into the tank and holds the fuel gauge, etc.. I need to replace the whole plastic part to replace that quick-connect on top of the tank! I think I've found the part, but I don't want to just order the gauge by accident. Anyone know what this part is called or where to order it? Thanks! This is what I found so far w/ picture of exactly what I want, but I'm afraid the parts dealer is showing more than he's selling on this item. (the one at the bottom of the list: part#W0133-1845123

Nissan Frontier Fuel Level Sending Unit - DriveWire.com
 

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Hello all. Any help on finding the right part # would be wonderful! I had a bad fuel pump, dropped the tank (no easy feat on an 02 Frontier XE 3.3L V6) and in the process broke the plastic quick-connect nipple off the top of the gas tank. To my joy I soon found out how large this part was! It is a circular white ring with two quick-connects and two electrical connections exposed on top of the tank, and then goes way down into the tank and holds the fuel gauge, etc.. I need to replace the whole plastic part to replace that quick-connect on top of the tank! I think I've found the part, but I don't want to just order the gauge by accident. Anyone know what this part is called or where to order it? Thanks! This is what I found so far w/ picture of exactly what I want, but I'm afraid the parts dealer is showing more than he's selling on this item. (the one at the bottom of the list: part#W0133-1845123

Nissan Frontier Fuel Level Sending Unit - DriveWire.com

That should be the correct part. You could take the old one with you to the parts counter to be sure.

172 Fuel Tank :: Fuel & Engine Control :: Genuine Nissan Parts :: Frontier Parts (D22U) 1998-2004 :: Nissan Parts, NISMO and Nissan Accessories - Courtesyparts.com
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I went to Courtesy Parts and clicked the part I wanted on the diagram, but when you click it and get to the details of it, there is no picture. Since I cannot find ANY part names for this huge plastic insert piece I'm looking for, "Fuel Level Sensor" must include the whole thing. I hope.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I went to Courtesy Parts and clicked the part I wanted on the diagram, but when you click it and get to the details of it, there is no picture. Since I cannot find ANY part names for this huge plastic insert piece I'm looking for, "Fuel Level Sensor" must include the whole thing. I hope.
You're welcome. Yes, it should include the top plastic piece along with the float and potentiometer for the fuel level gauge. You would need to reinstall your fuel pump to the new part.
 

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I'm ordering it now. Actually though, the fuel pump sits in a plastic cylinder at the bottom of the tank. You need to pry four plastic clips off this cylinder to open it and the fuel pump goes inside. The pump's hoses and electrical do plug into the bottom of the ring on this part though. If you ever want take a beautiful weekend and just turn it into a living nightmare, try taking off a '02 gas tank. No straps, bolted to two arms that come off the frame. They welded the nuts for the front bolts on the bottom and screwed the bolts in from the top. Great system when the cab hasn't been installed yet...not so great when it has. I have no skin left on my arms. :)
 

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Super Glue!!! Mine is super glued together. A buddy broke it and I couldn' order a new one and wasn't about to pay massive $ for it so I just glued it. Around 60,000 miles like that and zero problems.
 

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Haha.. I actually did super glue it, then gorilla glued it, then put a slew of hot glue on it. While under the truck reconnecting the quick-connect fuel lines, it snapped again from the tension from the line. You're right though, I bet if you could get it reinstalled without breaking it, it would last a long time like yours has. I just said screw it and got it for fifty bucks. I do a lot of traveling way up in the north woods of my state where the nearest utility pole (let alone cell coverage) is a hundred miles away, so it wasn't worth it. I would have been a nervous wreck. :)
 

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Yeah I was a wreck when he told me it broke, he talked to Nissan for me, and then told what it was going to take to replace it. The next day he showed the part to me and said I glued it! I told him that would never work and it's going to be problems down the road, I was wrong wrong wrong...I am thanking him now. But in Texas our temperature doesn't get bad so I can see up North this may be a problem.
 
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