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Fuel gauge issues

I have a 2002 buick le sabre that's having issues with the fuel gauge in the console. It moves back and forth from empty to full and I get horrible gas mileage too.

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  • macocjp Nov 05, 2008

    I have a 1997 Park Ave. that was brought new. It was my parents car and was keep in excellent shape. My father past away, so my mother did not want the car and I got it. When she had it, at 62,000 miles the fuel guage and sending unit went out, she replaced both. I have 92,000 now on the car and the gas guage and the fuel sending unit are out again. This is only 30,000 miles on this car in three years or more. Any suggestion. Buick dealer have done the repair on this car always. The first time the gas guage was replaced, they smoked cigirettes in her car and broke the ash tray and refused to repair it. She was 80 years old and they told her she did it. My mother never had even opened the ash tray.

  • SteveButler May 04, 2009

    Same problem ... when I get down to about 1/8 - 1/4 tank, the gas gauge goes up and down repeatedly.

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Sounds like you've got a defective fuel level sending unit. It's in your tank, probably attached to the boost pump assembly. Normally the top of the tank can be accessed via the trunk where you should be able to remove the assembly for replacement. While you're in there, look around in the tank with a very bright flashlight for any debris or pieces from the assembly laying on the bottom.

Horrible gas mileage can be caused by very many things. Try to buy an OBDII diagnostic scanner to figure out what's malfunctioning. Sensors don't last very long, and can wreak havoc on performance and economy.

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No guages working


If all voltages checked ok, then most probably its faulty instrument cluster board on which gauges are connected. Yes if cluster circuit board looks ok, then also it can be faulty. Somewhere there is minute short or burn on board then such problem arises.


Also check the fuse box. One under hood and other under dash.

Inspect each and every fuse and see if all are fine or not.


---------------

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Click the link below: ------


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