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Old 05-10-2013, 07:28 PM
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I have been experiencing this since day one, My fuel gauge seems to take a while to show proper fuel levels. I could be just showing just under a 1/2 tank and then maybe a couple of drives later I start the truck now its on 1/8 tank and then may move up a little. Also I filled up today when I seen it showed a 1/4 tank drove 30 miles and it moved up to the next mark. So when I got home i turned the truck of for 10 minutes at most and just turn the key to the on posistion it showed a half so i turn the key off and back on now its showed just over half. I have noticed if I dont touch the truck till the next morning it will show full. I just replaced the fuel pump last month then replaced it a week later thinking I had a bad sender/float. If I am thinking correctly its a all in one unit (fuel pump/sender) unless someone can confirm there is a independant fuel level float. Also the I had my truck PCM reflashed and didnt fix the issue either. I have checked the wires and they tested fine. Am I looking at a bad Instrument Panel or is this normal for 3rd gen dodges?
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Thanks for the bump, I took it to the Dodge Dealership and they said that no codes were present and could'nt see any problems. I then asked one the techs to ride with me to the Gas Station being I was on a Half Tank. I did ask him before I filled up if after I fill up the gauge should show full, his response was yes that when I turn the key on the gauge should register full. Ok so I filled up with him watching until the pump stopped I, (He mentioned that I did right by not trying to pump more fuel in after the pump shut off) I did have him turn the key on and the gauge didnt move. His statement was "its possibly a slight delay" I had him drive back 16miles to the dealership and the gauge moved slightly past half. He turn the truck off and back on it was now at 3/4. did this until is showed full. Then the news came, "well the test showed no apparent faults or failures, And we cant determine the cause" so pretty much Im back at square one. If anyone has found a fix I interested cause I dont want to be stranded in the middle of no where showing a quarter of a tank
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Mine is a similar situation in that after filling up it might take a day or 2 to finally register. One it registers it appears as though it is keeping its proper readings until it has to go the other way when refueling. I hope you get an aswer as it might address mine as well.
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Mine is a similar situation in that after filling up it might take a day or 2 to finally register. One it registers it appears as though it is keeping its proper readings until it has to go the other way when refueling. I hope you get an aswer as it might address mine as well.
As soon as I get my truck out of the shop for a compression check Ill be heading down to the Stealership to have them reset and reprogram my instrument cluster and see if that fixes it.
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