Thanks for a most informative reply. I'll try it first thing in the morning. Maybe I should do it right now!! I guess I should wake the mrs as soon as I post this.
I am also thankful for the quick reply and to the fact that your reply enticed myarmar to post resistance readings for the sender which I would have needed as soon as I figure why there is no voltage in the wire going to the sender.
I had tried in my original post, to make it clear that I was talking about the absence of voltage in the terminals at the end of the wire which is connected to the sender, NOT the terminals on the sender itself. Apparently I failed to make that issue clear enough.
Thanks to both of you for your valued help, I truly appreciate it.