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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel gauge stop working
Most likely your problem is the fuel sending unit in the fuel tank mounted with the fuel pump assy. The symptoms might let the gauge sit on or work intermittently then is goes to empty. DON'T let the dealer tell you its only replacable by changing the whole fuel assy.(400.00). This is not true. Look up your vehicle on the AC Delco web site at the top of the page click the link for part look up, it will ask you the year, style, eng size, etc. then you look at fuel , the part is actually called TBI Fuel Meter. If your truck is a 5.7 your part is #17113274 (around $100.00). This is a actual GM part number, some are the AC Delco part number that may have 2 letters and 4 digits, the dealer can cross reference it or order the AC Delco part. This kit comes with a new wiring harness, and instructions. Having said this the other symptom you may have is the gauge goes past full, this is because of a bad ground, most likely around fuel tank. I have replaced approx 6 of these sensors in GM vehicles( 2 of the same year and make as yours) in the last year, its cheap design lets it fail easily.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
check the connector to the fuel pump for corrosion or loose pins, the fuel pumps of newer cars and trucks are designed to last at least 100,000 miles, when the new pumps quit did u verify they had power to them?
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
A couple of days ago my brake lights on my 2004 Chevy Aveo wouldn't work, so I attempted to remove the lamp covers to check the bulbs. Also, before this my shifter would get stuck in park and could only be released by pressing the unlock gadget next to the shifter. Back to the brakes...Well, you open the trunk and remove the two screws just like the manual said, but it was very hard to pull off. There's 2 prongs holding the other half of the light on. The lamp will come loose by prying it (very hard). You think the cover will break, but it'll come loose. The bulbs were all OK.
After much frustration and internet info, the STOP LAMP SWITCH, GM#96436331 ($9.30 at Chevy dealer), which is located under the dash and has contact with the brake pedal, was defective. Once replaced, both my brake lights AND SHIFTING problems were cured. So if the brake lights suddenly don't work or you have problems getting the vehicle out of park, check the switch by pushing the prong (end that has contact with brake) of the switch in and out. If it doesn't retract smoothly...that's the PROBLEM. Good Luck.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
I am having the same problem on an 04 2500hd there isa 15 amp stop light fuse inside the cab on the side of the instrument panel and a 25 amp stop light fuse under hood. you could also have a break switch issue the switch is located up on the break pedal linkage you should have power on the white wire when you push the pedal in (check with a test light) in my case I have a broken wire along the frame rail in the harness it is a light blue wire,
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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