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New fuel pump now gas gauge does not work

I have a 95 Dodge Dakota 2.5 4 cylinder. Recently I thought the fuel pump was out in my truck so I changed it. I was wrong. The wire harness under the hood was grounding out causing the auto shut down 30 amp fuse under the hood to blow. So originally the old pump was not bad. All I did was remove the harness under the hood and cleaned up all burnt wires and replaced harness. That stopped the fuse from blowing. Before I figured that problem out I just assumed it was the fuel pump. Bad mistake, it cost me $165.00 and 5 hours of my day and a fuel gauge. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Ive already posted this question once but I failed to explain it properly. Sorry for repost.

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  • akacraz Jun 23, 2009

    BTW I added the fuel pump before fixing the wire harness and that's when i noticed the issue. I was hoping after finding the problems with the harness it would fix it but did not.

  • akacraz Jun 23, 2009

    its a 15 gallon tank as well



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Remove the pump from the tank and your float should be going the sam direction as the tank not cross ways in the tank this will fix fuel guage

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  • navgatr3 Jan 03, 2015

    Explain what was meant when you said "cross ways". Should float go front to back? Or side to side? (tank is length side-side)


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Well as a chrysler master tech. I can tell you go to mopar for any recompense. It runs now,so that's good. I'll remember this if I run into it in the futre.

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