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1998 Dodge Ram fuel gauge

The fuel gauge on my 1998 Dodge Ram will jump over to empty and make the low fuel light come on, then it quickly jumps back to its original position. It does this several times as I am driving. What is causing this?

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  • excelland03 Mar 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with my fuel gauge showing empty when its full. I have noticed it going through alot more fuel than normal?

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It could be the fuel sending unit.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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I just experienced this, it was my fuel pump going bad. In the older models, the rheostat on the fuel pump gets worn down, so the pump will read full until you've burned at least a quarter of a tank, then your fuel needle will jump back and forth between empty constantly. The only fix is to get a new fuel pump.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

  • a kentuckian Apr 01, 2013

    Are u talking about the injector pump or the electic pump my truck has set for three years and i am experincing this problem even though i started it eveery once in a while

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It might even be a sign of the fuel pump going out.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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