Gas gauge is a LIAR

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Old 06-30-05, 10:39 AM
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Gas gauge is a LIAR

Hello,

I just bought a used 1999 Chev 1500 Silevrado ofr my son. The only problem is that the gas gauge sometimes shows empty when it's full and shows diferent gas levels. I need some suugestions as to where to start troublehooting and for possible solutions.

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John
 
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Old 06-30-05, 04:25 PM
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No need to trouble shoot. You need to replace the fuel level sensor. This is easiest to do when the fuel tank is empty, or close to empty to ease removal of the tank. With the tank out, you will need to remove the fuel sender assy to replace the sensor. Easy job, even without a hoist.
 
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Old 06-30-05, 08:38 PM
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Make sure all the wires are good first, an intermintent short can cause all kinds of readings.
 
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Old 07-01-05, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for y'alls input. I'll check them out. It wouldn't be so bad for me to keep track of the gas...I have common sense, son doesn't.

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John
 
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