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gas gauge does not work on my 95 dodge ram


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mik05
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Dec 15, 2012, 5:08 PM

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Bought a 95 dodge ram 1500 and the fuel gauge does not work. Man I bought truck from told me that it was working before the fuel pump was replaced and not afterward. What could be the problem


Hammer Time
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Dec 15, 2012, 5:16 PM

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Sounds like the obvious, something went wrong with the fuel pump replacement.



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Sidom
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Dec 15, 2012, 5:20 PM

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If I had to guess I would say the replacement pump didn't come with a sending unit. That point was missed & the old unit didn't get pulled off the old pump & installed on the new one......

But check out all the basics 1st such as fuses, wire connections, etc.....


mik05
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Dec 16, 2012, 1:50 PM

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If the sending unit is not on the fuel pump would it even be working at all? Only asking because it works its just the gauge that does not work


nickwarner
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Dec 16, 2012, 2:32 PM

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the fuel level sensor and the fuel pump are two different parts that mount to one main attachment point that is on the tank. The fuel pump doesn't need the sensor to work and vice versa. The part that makes the gauge work is a small rheostat that is connected to the float arm. As it moves up and down dependant on the level in the tank it changes the amount of resistance in the fuel gauge circuit, which is what makes the needle in the dash move.


mik05
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Dec 16, 2012, 2:43 PM

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So is it called a fuel level sensor or a sending unit ? I'm confused






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