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Fuel gauge not working

I was woundering if any knows why my fuel gauge in my 02 ram 1500 is not working at all, it just stays on e all the time. Its just starting to get anoying. Thanks in adavance.
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I would first try the ....

"Instrument Cluster Self Test"

The Self Test can be initiated manually by depressing and holding the Trip Reset button while turning the ignition on.

Observe the gauge in question while the Instrument Cluster performs the Self Test.

The gauges should position at the following calibrations points:
Speedometer MPH: 0, 20, 60, 90
Tachometer Gas: 0, 1000, 3000, 6000
Fuel: E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Coolant: Cold, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, HI
Volts: 6, 9, 12, 15, 17

.... if it fails the test, you could have a bad sending unit in the tank which is real bad news. The fuel gauge sending unit, fuel pump, and fuel filter are all one assembly. Check fuses, wires, and everything else you can think of because I believe the assembly is pretty costly.

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mine trys to stick when it gets around e. ill put 20 in it and the needle over a period of about 20 minutes will slowly move towards full

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I have tried the test and the fuel gauge worked but it stil says I have no fuel in the tank. And yes the fuel sending unit is 208 bucks for me which is alot for 1 piese.
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