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Fuel Gauge Not Reading

I replaced the fuel pump and the truck started right away. The only thing that came out wrong was that my fuel gauge is not reading the gas that I have in the gas tank. Please Help!

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  • signdsgnr Nov 24, 2008

    My 1999 Sierra Ext Cab also has intermittant fuel reading. the gauge shows empty even after a complete fill up and the low fuel light is lit until I drive aboout ten miles or so.. where is the float electrical connection located? is it on top of the tank behind the cab?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    2000 GMC Sierra has the same problem. Didn't have it when the car was new. Developed about a year ago. The "low fuel" light goes on and the fuel gauge indicator goes from full to empty after we fill the gas tank--whether driving or idling. The problem seems to end when the gas tank is about 3/4 full.



    Around the time this problem erupted, we had a "dirty fuel" problem and had to replace the fuel filter and clean out the fuel system. Maybe the fuel level sensor floater thing in the tank is also dirty.

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You might wanna check the contact on the floater i had that problem so i just bent the contacts closer and that worked for me

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  • seitcher1234 Jan 14, 2009

    it is in the fuel tank should be hooked up to the fuel pump

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sounds like the float isnt sitting proplery in the tank

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