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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Gauge Doesnt Work

I recently bought this 1996 for a really good deal. The old guy that had it said that a while after he bought the truck (new) the fuel gauge stopped working and he never had the desire to fix it, he just topped off when the odometer went to 400. I want to fix it. What would the procedure be to fix it or put a new one in? Thanks

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 11:05 PM
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Perhaps the 2 threads below can be of help.

Joe G's fuel system writeup

Fuel Sending Unit Repair For Under $1

1997 3500 club cab 3.54 gears towing & camper pkg. Still stock with a built transmission at 120k. 4" exhaust, 4kgsk, and exhaust brake waiting for installation. 37337 upgrade. Still need ideas for improvements for hauling 15k fifth wheel.
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it could be the sender: mine a little brass float that cost 100 from dodge
it kept on reading E just throwing it in there

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the float/potentiometer part of the module crapped out on mine. replaced it with one out of a truck my buddy was stealing the motor out of and fixed. the procedure is out lined in Joe G's write up posted above

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Engine: Crowler Springs, Adj. Timing Gear at 21*, Haisley H11s, ARP Rod Bolts, DIY O-Ringed Block, DAP 3 Piece Manifold, Fluidampr, Southbend DD3250, 5" Turbo Back Exhaust + FTE Resonator
Air: S363XE (63/68/.8) + The Ol' Trusty BHAF
Fuel: 215HP P7100, Infinite Performance 6x11 VCO, Scheid Conversion Lines, PDD 055 DVs, AirDog, Dual Feed, AFC Live Stage 1, 4K GSK
Suspension (So Far): Thuren 3" Coils, Thuren Torsion Sway Bar, Thuren Track Bar, DOR Shackle Flip, DOR Extreme Bent Long Arms, Fox 2.0 IFPs, 35s on H2s
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