Originally Posted by carryonplease
My band and I just bought an (8?) passenger dodge ram van
Don't you all!
Usually when the gauge doesn't work it's because the sending unit went bad. There's an outside chance of the problem being the gauge or the wiring to it, but usually not.
The fuel level sending unit and the fuel pump are a one piece assembly inside the gas tank. The tank has to be dropped and the fuel pump assembly is removed from the top. The assembly cost around $250 to $300 depending on where you get it.