Jeep CHEROKKE STALLS AT 1/4 tank of gas

Tiny
TOMW
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My 1999 Jepp Cherokee starves for gas at between 1/4 and a half tank of gas. I noticed this about two years ago and as long as I keep it over half a tank it runs fine. I suspect the fuel pump may be the cause. Or perhaps the fuel pressure regulator. I have finally decided to fix it and I am going to try and replace one or both of the above. Any suggestions?
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Sunday, January 29th, 2006 AT 6:23 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like there is a hose/pick-up problem in the tank
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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I dropped the tank and replaced the fuel pump modular, which included the fuel pump, the float and sending unit, and the fuel pressure regulator and filter all in one unit that drops in the fuel tank. After buying the fuel pump modular off the internet (about half the price of the dealer) I installed it. It went in pretty easy and the jeep runs fine. I did notice something; however, when after I put the first 3 gallons of gas in the empty tank to test the new fuel pump, I noticed that the gas gage was a little above 1/4 full indication. It shouldn't read that high with only three gallons of gas. Maybe my problem was with the fuuel gage incorrectly reading 1/4 tank of gas when the damn thing was really empty. Thats probably why the jeep stalled. I would have suspected the sending unit anyway, which I changed along with the fuel pump. So now I suspect the fuel gage in the instrument panel was the culprit. I filled the tank anyway with gas and I will try to drive it til it reads empty, maybe it was just stuck from the old sending unit giving an incorrect reading to the computer and it will start working correcty now. I will carry a container of gas with me just in case. I don't regret changing out that fuel pump modular because my fuel filter was pretty dirty anyway and the old pump strainer was looking dirty, as well. The jeep has over 150k so if the fuel pump wasnt the culprit, it probably was getting pretty worned anyway. ANy more suggestions 2carpro Jack?
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Monday, February 6th, 2006 AT 10:08 PM

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