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2005 chevy silverado 4.3 liter v6 fuel gauge not reading properly

Needle has rotated clockwise and now is in a fixed position right under the empty marker, i have possible leads for example a resistor problem behind the fuel gauge in the insturment panel, or a poor ground connection @ fuel pump.

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  • Hercmech Dec 04, 2008

    Similar problem. After filling up 03' HD, Fuel gauge pegged past full. Returns to 1/2 when turned off. Tapped on Fuel tank, now gauge reads way past full and returns to 3/4 when shut off. I als don't notice the fuel pump making any noise, however figure it wouldn't run if it wasn't working. Any Ideas.

  • bertolli Jan 31, 2009

    I have a similar problem in a 2001 Silverado where the gauge reads what ever its little heart desires regardless of whats inm the tank. My wife's 2000 GMC Jimmy does the same and a friend of mines 99 silverado along with his brothers 99 crew cab do the same thing. I feel General Motors knows of the problem and needs to issue a recall on all these vehicles as it is a very widespread problem.

    Robert Price



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Common problem on the 03-06 Silverado instrument clusters for the fuel gauge to go out. It's usually caused by one of two main problems, either the stepper motor on the cluster's circuit board is going out or the sending unit on the fuel pump is going out. Check out this blog post about the problem - Silverado fuel gauge problems

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