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Old 04-24-2010, 03:39 AM
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Default 95 Dodge Ram 1500 Fuel gauge not working?

My trucks fuel gauge isn't working. What do I need to do to fix this? would it be expensive to just have a mechanic fix it? I rather fix it myself if its something simple. Can you guys help me out please?
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Repair cost will depend on what the problem is. It could be the sending unit in the tank, the instrument cluster, the wiring...
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Randy should be able to help you, but I wanted to welcome you to the site. Looks like he is needing some more info from you. What have you tried/tested?
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Hello, how are you, I have problems with my fuel gauge on my Ram 1500 1994, some one have the schematic??

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iceberg and pigman,,,,does your fuel gauge ever work,,,like go up and back down. I had one that worked when it wanted to. I pulled the dash and found a loose wire on the back of the printed circuit board at the fuel gauge. It is connected on a stud with a tinnerman nut. I tightened it up and trouble gone. After I put the dash back I summised that if I had known what to look for I could have done that looking up with a flashlight from the floorboard. You might try if you want. Good luck.
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If this is a gasser...9 times out of 10 it is the sending unit attached to the fuel pump (sold as a unit) in the tank. If your fuel gauge reads full when you fill it up and then goes down after a 50-100 miles and then starts floating up (when you hit the brakes) and down (when you stop) then it most likely is the float assembly. The pivot point bolt, contacts, and float arm assembly wear out prematurely as far as I am concerned! So...you have to buy a new complete pump assembly, drop the tank or lift the bed (your choice) and replace the fuel pump unit. Once you get it out...you'll see the problem...now on to the price! Dealer fix $500-750, DIY $150-200, crafty old man...one small spring, one small SS bolt and nut 10 cents

Footnote: If you go to the trouble of getting at the in-tank fuel pump/sender unit and the pump has been in there for 75K+ why would you go with the 10 cent solution? Answer: I'm retired and I have Time!. Don't forget to change the pump filter and locking nut O-ring gasket...anything else...hmmm...clean all the electrical connectors...I don't know...there's probably a dozen other things to do when you're that far in!
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Default Random fuel gauge failure.

Hello.
I think I have a similar problem like the one wylie had (it shows the fuel you have, then drop to zero, bleeps a couple of times and go back, randomly, but more often from mid tank down)
Maybe you can tell me more about that loose cable. I removed the panel down the steering wheel, but no idea where it is.
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I personally have done it (Sending unit) on a few Dodges. I find it far far easier to lift the bed than to contend with the straps, dropping the tank, lifting the tank etc...

If you're a newbie at it it also lessens the risk of breaking the plastic inlets and/or line connections. Six bolts and the license plate insert screws. Three nuts in the fuel door, unplug the tail lights, and one other person.

Each guy grabs it by the wheel well, lift it, and slide it back. Takes about a 1/2 hr.
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