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what makes a fuel gauge go bad

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by protechk5, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    The fuel gauge on my dd (2000 s10) just died. What goes bad?
     
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    alec78 1/2 ton status

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    Details? What is it doing? Where is the needle? How much fuel is in the tank? Etc?
     
  3. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    the needle is not going below 2/3s of a tank when there is hardly any gas at all. Today it was about bone dry and i added 6 gallons and it was reading a had a full tank.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My 99 grand am just started to do this as well. It says it has 1/2 tank but its 100% full.
     
  5. fliptuner

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    Probably not the guage but the sender.
    Sometimes the float leaks, arm gets bent or the thing gets stuck altogether.
     
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    My 99 Blazer is doing this-I have been told it is the sender also which is serviced with the fuel pump-$400 :(
     
  7. 1979jimmy350

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    400 is not bad it cost me 800 on my 93 s-10 for a new fuel pump and sender
     

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