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1995 Chevy 1500 4x4 5.7L 5 spd manual ext cab fuel sending unit?

Gas gauge went crazy and now I have a fuel leak. Not sure from where. The leak looks as if it might be coming from just above the fuel tank but I cant see where. I have been reading a little on here and noticed people having similiar problems with these trucks and seemed to be the fuel sending unit... where can I find that? Is that a probable cause and if not then what could it be? Also from time to time the truck spits and sputters when leaving from a stop.

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  • mvrick_99 Jan 03, 2009

    To difficult to DIY? just a novice, just bought the truck to learn on. Mecanic or try it myself?

  • mvrick_99 Jan 31, 2009

    Wasnt the pump ended up being the sending unit and lines were all rusted and deterioted. Thanks for teh advice though replaced the pump anyway.



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As far as your sputtering when leaving from a stop, I have found that the bushings in the distrubutor wear out. The rotor will no longer be centered under the cap and it will result in a poor idle and sputtering. The best way is to remove the cap and rotor and check to see if there is a brown rusty colored dust present. If it is, you must replace the distributor and the problem will be corrected.

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That's gonna Be your Fuel Pump. It is Mounted on the Top of the Fuel tank and is a Bugger to get to to Repair. You gotta Drop the Tank.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 03, 2009

    You can try it Yourself. I bought a Haynes Manual for my 95' Silverado! Thats why I know so much about them, Tells you how to do Everything Step by Step! Best 25 Bucks you can Spend!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 31, 2009

    No Problem! Happy to Help!



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