Question about 2003 Chevrolet Venture Passanger
The unit that sends level info to the gauge is defective; this normally doesn't happen instantly but will show up usually as an erratic movement of your indicator.
The sender unit is a variable wire-wound resistor with a wiper attached to the float and the wire element does wear through sooner or later.
It is probably necessary to remove the gas tank from the vehicle to replace it unless the engineers were smarter than usual and provided an access hatch from inside the vehicle.
The senders are not expensive but depending on how twisted the removal and reinstallation of the tank is, the labor will be the larger cost item.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Usually if the gas gage does not work yes it is true it may be the sensor if it is electronicly controlled. the sncor will more than likley be in the tank. here is how to remove your gas tank.
Fuel pump assembly mounting
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Two possible problems.... the temp gauge wire is a single green wire attatched to the driver's side head (no1 bank) near the front in the side (in front of plug #1) ground it and your gauge should go to full hot,,, same with the fuel gauge, if you unplug it at the tank it should go to empty, or visa versa... if the gauges respond, replace the sending units, if they don't, replave the instrument panel
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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You're either looking at a short in the wire that goes to the fuel sender, or a bad fuel sender. If it was just a broken wire, it would read empty instead. The fuel sender is a permanent part of the fuel pump, so that has to be replaced as a unit.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
the problem is caused by a defective gas gauge sending unit, this part is located inside the gas tank, you must remove the gas tank to replace it.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
SOURCE: my 1992 chevy 1500 fuel
it is a stuck sending unit in tank, it could be the gauge, but theu usually do not go bad. have a good day!!
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
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