Not a fun job but you probably need to replace the sending unit in the fuel
tank, which involves dropping the tank and disconnecting fuel lines and
electrical. If you do not know what your doing this is very dangerous. Aside
from that you could confirm that it is the sending unit by checking the
electrical connection to the gauge from the sending unit.
Much easier to take the bed off. You can leave the tank in place while
changing the unit. I had a similar situation, one of the electrical
on the top of the tank was corroded. Mine was a '94, but should be
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Depending on how the gage works, something is either an open circuit
or shorted to ground, assuming the gage itself hasn't failed. Try
tracing out the wiring as best you can to look for damage before
dropping the thank to change the sender.
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