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Old 01-28-2010, 02:35 PM
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Default Fuel Gauge Not Working

The fuel gauge in my 95 Dakota is not working. Is there a fuse or relay that I need to check before I tear apart the cluster? Also, can you recommend a good website to get affordable oem replacement parts.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:43 PM
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Fuel gauge doesn't work- A common problem in these trucks are gas gauges that put out erroneous readings. (This problem is common to not just the Dakota, but also the Rams, and many other Dodge vehicles) Some people have had luck with running fuel system cleaner (such as "Chevron Techron"), that might at least help the issue. While doing other fuel tank maintenance, erock92kota discovered that the tabs the unit rode up and down on were messed up, he simply snapped them back in place, and his gauge works again.
Unfortunately, at some point, they integrated the fuel sending unit with the fuel pump, so not all years have a separately serviceable sending unit.
Also, read through faq and faq2 for lots more info and links to the parts sites you need!
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:05 PM
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You are now a member of the no-fuel-gauge Mopar club...enjoy.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:35 PM
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there is also a tech bulletin,something to do with the ground wire at the plug around pump,i read it on alldata at work.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:05 PM
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does the low fuel light come on? 99% it is the sending unit, mine is also inop. Pain to replace have to drop the tank. Would not waste time in the dash.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:08 PM
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WHAT? you guys have a low fuel light?!? I've had my dak for 3 years now and never had a low fuel light and thus never knew that there was one! so if its not burnt out will it light up when I start her just like all of the other lights? (abs, airbag, check engine etc...)
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:27 PM
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Yes it should light up on start up.

Edit: Just checked it does not.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:12 AM
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mine works, lol, it shows at 45 miles :_P
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by tmacdakota View Post
You are now a member of the no-fuel-gauge Mopar club...enjoy.
Tell me about it.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:21 AM
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Howdy folks, Im new here and you might as well add me to the non working gas guage club. Mine works with a full tank, but once I get to a half tank. It quits working all together. Anyone know why?
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