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Gas gauge I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu with 53,000 miles. I filled up with gas at a half tank, went to work and when I got in my car to drive home the gas gauge was on emply and the thermostate gauge also never moved. I know I have gas and the heat worked. Any suggestions as to what this might be? Helpless woman in need of some advice. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    i filled up with gas and now it goes from full to empty while driving even though i have a full tank

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    2005 Malibu LT V6, I fill the gas tank, about 30 seconds later the chime of low fuel sounds at the same time the gauge goes from full to empty, then after you drive enough (about 50-60 miles) it works again normally, the gauge works normally in any other position (half tank 1 quarter or 3/4 of the tank)

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The sending unit in your tank is bad replace it, plus a new thermostat should sort it out!

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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