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Fuel Gauge Not Reading

I replaced the fuel pump and the truck started right away. The only thing that came out wrong was that my fuel gauge is not reading the gas that I have in the gas tank. Please Help! I have a 1997 chevy p/u wt1500 1/2 tonwith a  vortec v6, my gas gauge always reads full and never moves to empty. I think it might be the float not sure, please help.

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    When you put the pump assembly back in the tank, you either bent and damaged the float or it got hung up on the baffles inside the tank. You will have to drop the tank again and remove the pump to fix this.

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Sounds like the float isnt sitting proplery in the tank

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