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Seems like it's not getting enough gas

I have a 1998 GMC Safari. Yesterday when I parked, it showed the gas as being 1/4 full. This morning, the gas gauge said I was on empty. I went to the gas station and filled up, but it apparently had 1/4 tank of gas. On the way to work, the van started missing like it wasn't getting enough gas, and I noticed that the gas gauge would shake, and then bounce from full to empty and stay in those positions for a few minutes, and then bounce to the other side.

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    my car sounds like its not getting any gas

    i have repalced the fuel pump the filter and the battery it still sounds like its not getting enough gas and yes it has gas in the van

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It could be the sending unit in the gas tank if it sounds like it isn't getting enough gas it could be that its not. The sending unit does go on these vans but there not that hard to change. Drop the tank off the van. Disconnect the lines and label them so you don't forget what is what. Then there is a seal on the top of the tank, pop that off and that should bring the whole sending unit out of the tank. Replace it with the new one and you should be getting the right amount of gas to the van and it should stop puttering and it should fix your gauge that is bouncing all over the place

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It could be your fuel pump with your car not running right, the gas gauge thing i have no clue maybe the sensor inside the tank is messed up. or it could just be your fuel filter not doing its job. Htere are a few things it could be I would say Fuel Filter, Pump and maybe a vacume (spelling) problem, I would need to be there and hear it running or drive it to really figure out what it is

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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