2002 Olds Intrigue fuel gauge problem

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Old 01-25-09, 03:40 PM
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2002 Olds Intrigue fuel gauge problem

I noticed about 1 week a go that my fuel gauge started acting kind if erratic. It started one afternoon when i started my car and the fuel gauge shot up from 1/4 tank to full ................ then slowly went back to 1/4 tank mark. After that weird occurrence I started paying attention to my gauge and have noticed that it fluctuates as I drive. For example if i have 1/4 tank of gas when i frst turn my car on, as I drive the fuel guage goes up to the 1/2 or 3/4 mark. When I put my car in park or in neutral it goes back to 1/4 mark. I know something is wrong but I don't want to take it to the mechanic without having a better idea of what it is .................... any info will be much appreciated .....................
 
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Old 01-25-09, 03:48 PM
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The fuel level sensor is faulty. The sensor has small metal contact that eventually wear down or burn off. Very common issue from about '97-about '06 on GM vehicles. The sensor can be replaced separately from the fuel pump assembly. You can expect to pay about 2.5 hours in labor, and I'm guessing around $120 for the part.
 
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Old 01-26-09, 06:30 PM
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Thank you Mr. Dummas for the info. At least now I have an idea of what i am dealing with.

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