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TSB 08-42-99

The Fuel Gauge Reads Full For An Excessive Period Of Time

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Date: Dec. 17, 1999

Models: 1998-1999 (BR/BE) Ram Truck

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with the 5.9L Cummins Diesel engine.


After driving over 200 miles, the fuel gauge may read full until the vehicle travels over a bump in the road and then the gauge operates normally. 


This condition may be caused by the float in the fuel pump module sticking and may be difficult to diagnose. Perform the repair procedure if the customer's concern matches the description identified in the symptom/condition. 


1     04897668AE    Module, fuel pump 


1.    Using the procedure identified in the 1999 Ram Truck Service Manual (Publication No. 81-370-9108), page 14-92, replace the fuel pump module with p/n 04897668AE. 


Policy:   Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:
Labor Operation No.    14-50-05-90  . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Hrs.

Failure Code:    P8 - New Part

Thanks to Bob Bergevin for supplying this TSB information

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