Question about 1998 GMC Safari
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.
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
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 18, 2015 | 1998 GMC Yukon
Apr 14, 2013 | 2000 GMC Safari
Aug 25, 2011 | 1998 GMC Safari
May 28, 2011 | 1995 GMC Safari
May 25, 2011 | 1998 GMC Safari
Feb 17, 2011 | 1998 GMC Safari
Sep 19, 2009 | 1998 GMC Safari
Mar 20, 2009 | 1999 GMC Safari
Dec 31, 2008 | 2000 GMC Safari
482 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: