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96 Dodge Ram Gas Gauge always on empty

The gas gauge in my truck falls down to empty after I turn the truck on. Also the gas light turns on. This happens even after I pit gas in the truck. What could it be? the sensor, gas pump, tune up?

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  • handybrett Oct 24, 2008

    My 96 ram also has a bad gas gauge always reading empty. Just this week the fuel pump went oput on it so I was wondering if the two are connected and if I get a new fuel pump will this fix the problem?

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The fuel pump and the sensor is altogether as one assembly. So if you buy the pump you would also be buying the sensor. Just for your information the pump is located in the gas tank under the bed, so you have two ways to change it. One is take the bed off (which is a lot easier if you have a full gas tank). But if its empty than use a jack to lower the tank down from underneath the truck. I hope this helps.

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