Question about 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Fuel gauge stuck on half full

1997 gmc jimmy fuel gauge stuck on half full

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the fuel gauge moves around in a 1990 gmc 5.7 jimmy

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    can you reset the fuel gauge on a 97 gmc somoma

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 405 Answers

I can tell you almost for certain your fuel level sending unit is bad, I have been able to fix them though. It requires removing the gas tank and then the fuel pump. You can if your inclined, bend the brushes on the small circuit board over more so they will make better contact on to it. Other wise its a new fuel pump assembly, check all plugs and wiring by unpluging and repluging them to insure no bad connect. It is possible it could be the guage itself, but in thirty years of fixing cars never had a bad guage

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • rfrose1961 Jul 05, 2011

    thank you for your advice it is very helpful to me in fixing my fuel guage trouble i tried replacing the unit in the dash but to no avalibility still dont work

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

After replacing the heater core, the instruments are not working correctly. There are no blown fuses. Temp gauge at max, fuel at empty (I know its about half full) oil pressure at 0, voltage at 0. I


check all the wiring harness connections under the dash as it is possible that you may have partially separated a connection and the connection is now not complete.

Dec 24, 2013 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

How to fix gas gauge on a 1997 GMC Jimmy SLT 4WD


your fuel pump sending unit is bad ! in the tank !

Feb 05, 2013 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Wont start


Did you mean starting fluid or a full tank of gas ?
V6 vortec engines require 60psi of fuel pressure or more to run.
You may need to check the fuel pressure with a gauge.

Aug 25, 2012 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Gas gauge doesnt read gas amount


Gas gauge might need ajustment or re-placed. Won't hurt to get it checked out. Don't want to get stuck some where with no gas. Hope this helps.

Mich..

Mar 10, 2012 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

I have a 97 GMC Jimmy that keeps trying to overheat. We've replaced the water pump and the coolant temp gauge however its ranging from half to 3/4 temperature. Is it possible that a sensor could be...


It could be a few things - stuck thermostat , bad sending unit , bad gauge in
the dash.

I would HIGHLY suggest going to a parts store and buying a Haynes repair
manual ( about 25 bucks ) before you do anything else.
It will give you step by step instructions / diagnosis on this problem and a whole lot more !
Well worth the money.

Oct 07, 2011 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

On my 2001 GMC jimmy sls,when the fuel guage gets near half full it drops to empty and lately when really full it reads empty until a few gallons are gone. What is the problem and how do I fix it?


you probably have a bad fuel level sensor in the fuel tank.you will have to remove the fuel tank to replace the sensor.the contacts on the sensor will break causing the fuel gauge to be inacurate.you can buy the sensor without having to buy the whole fuel pump assembly.

May 31, 2011 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Fuel gage stuck on full in my 1997 GMC Jimmy


Sounds like the float on the sending unit got stuck. This is a backyard tactic but... Try hitting the bottom of the gas tank with a hammer and see if it frees it up. Don't go and beat the hell out of it. A few decent whacks and it should come free. If not you'll need to have the fuel pump/sending unit replaced.

May 01, 2010 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Erratic fuel gauge on a 1999 Jimmy


It IS the sending unit. There's just no other explanation. If it gave you no reading or never changed then it could be other things but the other things it would be would keep you from getting any reading at all. The person who put the new one in either damaged the slide, which isn't hard to do, or didn't connect it right. Take it back to them and make them fix it OR the part could have been bad from the store. My friends at NAPA say as many as one in ten new parts aren't any good. If you used a used part then it might just be another worn out sending unit. I usually try very hard to not be so "matter of fact" but I can't come up with any scenario where your problem could be anything but the sending unit. If I end up being wrong, I'd love to know because I tried as hard as I could to blame something other than the s. unit. Am curious to see if I'm right. Best of luck!

Nov 29, 2009 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

1997 gmc safari gas guage stuck on full


if the gauge is still stuck when the van is off, try whacking the dashboard right above the gauge. PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER.

Feb 26, 2009 | 1997 GMC Safari

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 GMC Jimmy Logo

1,797 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...