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Fuel gauge peggs out

When i'm driving my truck down the road all at once the fuel gauge reads all the way full or on empty. Do you have any answers? One other thing the driver info center always tells me AWD not working but it always works.

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  • shadetreefix Jan 09, 2009

    The gauge doesn't only do it going down the road, It will do it sitting still.

  • shadetreefix Jan 09, 2009

    My truck is a 2002 aztek

  • mellissag Mar 25, 2009

    I just purchased a 2002 Pontiac Aztek and my fuel gauge only reads full or empty. While on level ground in park or any other time. I have never been able to get an accurate reading. I have been told that it is the fuel gauge level sensor that is located on the fuel pump assembly. Is this accurate?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    My 95 supercharged bonnivlle's driver information center won't work all the time along with the compass and gas gauge. The other gauges work fine. The others work sometimes but not always.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    4710 fuel gauge always reads full when ignition is turned on

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Mostly likely you have a tank mounted fuel gauge. If your vehicle is pointing down hill the guage goes up or down. It is usually the fuel level in the tank that makes the float go up to tell you how full the tank is, if fuel is sloshing around then level fluctuates. I would say that if it stabilizes on level ground and at a stop, and you can get a stable fuel reading then this is more of an annoyance than a problem. If you can get an accurate reading and you do not run out of fuel you may want to leave this one alone, you will have to drop the fuel tank and replace the fuel float on top of the gas tank which can be labor intensive as well as expensive.

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  • Christopher Lipscomb
    Christopher Lipscomb Jan 09, 2009

    If it has a OBD (ON Board Diagnostics) you may want to have it checked, sometimes fuel management problems will produce codes without the check engine light. I doubt it show for it is mostly exhaust or the actual expended fuel that is measured. Maybe worth a shot. You either have a bad guage, float or a short between the two. Sorry it cant be more simple solution.

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