Question about 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

Fuel gauge not working on a 98Z71

I have replaced the fuel pump on my truck recently. One day the fuel gauge stoped working so i wiggled the wires on the pump and it started back working for a little while. Then it stopped again. When the key is turned on its like the fuel gaue does a 360 and stays on E. I was wondering if anyone could help me out?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

You may want to check for corrosion or signs of over heating within the connector at the pump. I have seen this condition before. For certain vehicles a "revised" connector is available, that you'll have to splice to the existing harness, to replace the original. I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix my gauges? (Ie, gas gauge, temp gauge, speedometer, odometer)


Fuses? Blown fusible link? Most gauges work by getting 12 volts from the ignition switch when on, and getting a ground from the sender. Often the 12 volt supply wire goes to more than one so if dead, both will fail. If you have a wiring diagram, you might find which wire to cluster should be hot, and trace it backward to find the issue. Easier to check for ignition switch feed first.

Jul 01, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My daughter has an 03 Hyundai Sonata and recently I replaced the fuel pump, timing belts, and the crankshaft position sensor. The same day the work was complete she took it to fill it up with gas and told...


You probably have a bad fuel relay switch. It is located in the engine compartment in the fuse box. It costs about ten bucks and takes 2 minutes to change. I hate to say it but you probably didn't need a new fuel pump. If the relay is not the problem then it will be your fuel pressure regulator about $60. This part will affect your fuel gauge and cause intermittent starts and stalls or a no start. If your car sits for awhile the pressure will fall off and the car will start again but will not run well and it can stall out at anytime and not re-start.

Feb 10, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Fuel gauge Stuck


The most common way to find out is to test both components.
The sending unit in most vehicles grounds the gauge on the dash.
You would unplug the sending unit - pump harness at the tank and ground the sending unit wire. If the gauge climbs up to full the sending unit is at fault.
You could also measure resistance in the circuit in the tank when the tank is close to empty and after filling it up. The resistance should be different each time.

Mar 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 chevy suburban fuel gauge stoped working


If the sending unit was connected and grounded, I would guess the gauge in the cluster is faulty.

Jul 09, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

2 Answers

Fuel gauge stoped working and the low fuel light stay on


The guage stopped working, because a code set , possibly due to a faulty fuel sending unit, or a wiring issue. This would neeed to be scan tested for the current code. After repair is made, and the code is cleared, the guage will work again. Thanks...

Sep 22, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

Gas guage does not work


This issue is probably caused by a faulty fuel sending unit or a bad connection by the gas tank. If possible try wiggling the fuel pump harness by the tank and see if gauge may start working.The particular harness I am referencing will contain a purple wire which is power wire to the fuel pump.This plug and harness also contains the wires that connect to the fuel gauge.This harness is located by the right rear tire by the gas tank.

Jul 18, 2010 | 2003 Buick Century

2 Answers

I asked this question on feb 5 2002 lincoln ls 38,000 miles fuel gauge went to empty then the next day it wouldnt start & check engine light came on . I replaced fuel pump & fuel gauge did the same...


The LS Lincoln Has 2 Fuel Pumps . The One On The Drivers Side Is Called A Transfer Pump , It Pumps Fuel From Drivers Side Of Tank To Passenger Side Both Pumps Have Sending Units On Them The Transfer Pump Sending Unit Was Bad

Feb 19, 2010 | 2002 Lincoln LS

1 Answer

2000 s10 blazer fuel gauge


check to verify you didn't bump or unplug wire connections to fuel pump ,they are beside the fuel filter

Jan 29, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

Fuel gage does not work. Low fuel light stays on and check engine light is staying on, 70,000 miles on a 1999 4 wheel drive z71. Have had fuel senser replaced and float. Old one worked on occassion, new...


I had the same issue with my 99 Silverado, The sending unit and fuel pump had to be replaced. (the fuel pump and sending unit are one piece units) Chevrolet dealers are aware of this issue, but its still not listed as a recall. I received a lifetime warranty w/labor when I had mine replaced. I also had an issue with the instrument cluster in dash that had to be sent out for repair unrelated to fuel gauge (speedometer)...also dropping the fuel cell is how mine was done also.

My guess would be the fuel pump purchased was bad...

Apr 02, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Chevrolet Silverado Logo

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70374 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6878 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...