Running out of fuel at 1/4 tank
Sometime last summer my fuel gauge in my truck stopped working. When it worked, I would usually run my truck down to an eighth of a tank before I would fill up. I had even seen the gas light a few times. I would generally get about 550 to 600 miles to a tank as long as I was doing mostly highway driving. Since then, I have been filling up by the miles on the trip meter. In the last couple of months, I have only been getting about 450 miles to the tank and just took it to be bad city mileage. Over the holidays, I finally got around to pulling the bed and replacing the float in the fuel tank. The old one was gone. I got a new one from Mopar so it was a stock part. The fuel gauge started working again and everything was fine. Well, I was coming back from a backpacking trip earlier today, and got back into town. I pulled into a left turn lane and was waiting on the traffic when my truck just shut off. I looked at the fuel gauge and it was still showing well over a quarter of a tank. I managed to get it started back up and ran on fumes to a nearby station and filled up, then had to crack the fuel lines to get her started back up again. The truck only held 28 gallons filled all the way to top. Why is my truck running out of fuel when there is should still be 6 gallons left in the tank and it is showing that fuel on the gauge? For some reason it is not picking up all the fuel. I know it holds more that 28 gallons because I have put over 30 gallons in before and thats not cramming it. I have talked to a couple of other people who have had this problem with their dodges and I would really like to know how to fix it. I don't really like not being able to use all my fuel, and would like to have it back to normal. Sorry for the long post, but any help would be appreciated!
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 4x4 Auto, Smarty, S&B Intake, 5" Turbo Back
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