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2003 S10 gas gage not working

The gas gage stays on full untill I start the truck, then it falls to empty. I was told that the fuel pump and gas gage are the same (hi cost) unit. Do I really have to replace the fuel pump to fix the gas gage? Could it be anything else causing the problem? Probably not. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    If it is a bad ground how does the fuel pump work ?

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