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stalled wouldnt restart (fuel guage moved to E) then fine 24hrs later

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02 Dakota 4.7 4wd 187k miles

1 min after startup while pulling out of driveway truck died. Fuel guage went to E (tank is 1/2 full) and low fuel indicator light, check engine light, brake on light all came on. Truck would turn over but not start during multiple attempts. Towed back to house. Tried to start it again 24 hrs later and it started fine with the fuel guage back to 1/2 full.

Any ideas on what happened and how to ensure it doesn't happen again???

thanks in advance
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I'd start with checking out the ignition switch, could be having a bit of a problem sending power to the fuel pump. Then check fuel pump power.
Don't know if the 2002 is similar to my 96, but I would also suspect fuel pump relay. You can swap relays to isolate malfunction. Agree that no fuel pump power is a possibility.
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