I have a 1987 Dodge Ramcharger, 360 engine. The fuel gauge does not work properly, but when the tank is half-full, the engine stops as if it is out of fuel. Fill up and OK. Thoughts?

Asked by Sep 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM about the 1987 Dodge Ramcharger 150 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1987 Dodge Ramcharger, 360 engine.  Fuel gauge does not work properly.  
When tank is half full, the engine stops as if the tank is empty.  Fill up and the
engine runs OK.  Any thoughts?

2 Answers

It’s either the sending unit in tank. Or there’s an inventor on back of gauge cluster that changes 12v to 6v that’s intermittent. At least that was my problem


Possibly there is a hole in the pickup tube inside the fuel tank, when the fuel drops to that level it can’t pull any fuel so it runs out is gas.

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