Whoa! I didn't mean to unravel this thread, just to point out that some of our posters are likely to be ladies! However, I actually knew an elderly Irishman who was proudly known by the name of Patsy...
And, Patsy! I used to train people to be truck drivers, and some of my best students were ladies, and many of them went on to become owner-operators who did their own maintenance and repairs. Also, one of the local independent MB garages in my area has a lady mechanic who gets a lot of customers asking for her specifically to work on their cars.
Finally, TCCBass! Try the styrofoam packing peanut / cigarette butt (ick!) trick before you start tearing the sender apart (unless you're an electronics guy, and then go ahead!). It should work.