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you might wanna check the contact on the floater i had that problem so i just bent the contacts closer and that worked for me

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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the sender unit in the fuel tank has given up the ghost ,replace unit

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this problem is caused by a defective fuel gauge sending unit in the fuel tank.

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sending unit on fuel pump is bad, the sending unit shorts out gauge will go to empty or full, never read right, turn on switch ,it goes to full or empty, ,check the pump,hope this helps,thanks robert b.

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Suburban: Fuel gauge reads empty, tank is half full

Youre gauge is controlled by a plunger in the fuel tank which is attached to the sensor and the fuel gauge. it sounds like when the plunger goes down half way its either getting stuck down lower then it should. Needs replacing. Any mechanic can do this install for you.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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Fuel gauge not working


You will need to test a number of things, the fuel gauge is part of a rather simple circuit.

Battery -> gauge -> tank sensor -> chassis ground to battery

If the circuit is broken at any of the steps, your gauge will read "empty". If the tank sensor is bad, it could read empty, or if the float in the tank has sunk, it will read empty.

I start at the gauge with a "test light" that glows when it sees battery voltage. Get a light at the connection to the gauge? Good. find the sensor connection, usually on top of the tank, accessible in the trunk. Probe with test light. Light on? Good. Connect wire to ground, gauge should read "full". If all that is as I said, then the tank sensor is bad. If you don't read battery at any step, you know where the problem is.

Nov 13, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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2002 dodge durango fuel gauge reads empty..wont start . Somtimes reads 1/2tank starts and runs fine...then it dies and reads empty


I would suggest you get the fuel psi tested.I found that even if 1 lb. Under some vehicle's will start and then die.but I would have it scanned for ccodes to see what it says

Jan 07, 2015 | 2002 Dodge Durango

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Fuel sender lr3


horn won,t blow, backup light won,t come on

Jul 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Fuel guage reads empty and low fuel light is on


{: ) If the fuel tank is actually low in fuel, this will be a normal thing. You can also check for fuel leaks. But for example, the last time you remembered it was at half level and after driving for a few miles, you made a stop for some reason, and off course you were expecting that you still have more fuel remaining to take you home or elsewhere. When you start the car again, the gauge suddenly reads empty. This is a classic symptom of a failing fuel level sensor that needs to be replaced.
An engine light may or may not come on. A better option is to check the vehicle using a scan tool to retrieve and clear codes that may have set, Usually, when the engine computer detects a fault in the fuel system, it will set a code, and the fuel gauge will default to zero regardless if your tank is actually full or half. The scan tool can also monitor and determine if the fault is from your gauge, the fuel level sensor, or from the engine control module.
Wiring problems, although very unlikely, can be a possible cause too especially if the vehicle was previously serviced or repaired, and some wire or connector could have been knocked off accidentally or neglected afterwards.

Aug 02, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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I just filled up my tank and now the light is on and the tank shows empty?


{: ) Your fuel level sensor could be intermittently reading high resistance and may need replacement. An intermittent reading can happen at any level (say 1/4, 1/2, 3/4) and will suddenly give you an empty reading and fuel light, sometimes an SES light may follow. At any rate, this kind of symptoms still recommends replacement of the fuel level sensor.
You can observe it by yourself. Does it read normal on lets say half full but will read empty when you can calculate that you still have 1/4 remaining on your tank. In your case you've just filled it full, and it's no different once the fuel level sensor start getting erratic readings.
Although it may take time, you can wait until the fuel level stabilizes to a certain lower level where you think your gauge was reading normally before. You can also do some stop and go, forward and reverse, to slosh the level arm to a a more readable position. Check if you can get clearer results out of this trick.
A scan tool is a better tool to determine quickly the condition of the sensor and may tell also if there are other codes that is related to your problem.

Jul 16, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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Have a 2001 gmc jimmy...drove home gas gauge read 1/4 tank..next day cranked over but wont start..gas gauge reads empty...put $10.00 from spare gas can..cranked over but no start ..gas gauge still reads...


chevy and gmc trucks have an on going problem with this,turn the key on,and get a rubber mallot or a hammer and hit the bottom of the fuel tank a couple of times,this will unstick something in the fuel pump/sending unit.

Jan 05, 2010 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

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I was coming home w/ an half tankk of gas, when all of the sudden the fuel light chimed. I looked at the gauge and it read empty past the red line. I made it home thankfully, although when I cranked the...


You weren't low on gas - your fuel tank sending unit is failing and needs replacement. It's inside the tank and usually can be replaced without replacing the fuel pump as well - don't get suckered into that.

Nov 18, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Gas gauge shows empty after filling gas tank. Eventually the gas gauge will register the proper level.


The gauge circuit is shunted on most cars, this is wierd, but needed to stabilize the readings... Your description sounds like normal function. Drivers would complain if the qauge were to be instant, going around corners, starting, stopping, all move fuel, and the gauge would indicate this, cauing driver alarm...Been this way for ever, although yours sounds like it is on the far side of the scale...if it reads correctly after a while, you could replace everything and you would have the same performance.

Sep 05, 2009 | 2005 Buick Terraza

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My 2000 Chevy Impala fuel gauge reads empty.


sending unit on fuel pump is bad, the sending unit shorts out gauge will go to empty or full, never read right, turn on switch ,it goes to full or empty, ,check the pump,hope this helps,thanks robert b.

Jun 27, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

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Fuel gauge not working all the time.


This is a normal concern.
The instrument cluster uses 4 different operating modes to calculate the fuel level:
Anti-slosh (default mode)
Key OFF fueling
Key ON fueling
Recovery
After a fuel fill up, the time for the fuel gauge to move from empty (E) to full (F) ranges from 2 seconds to 55 minutes depending on which operating mode the fuel gauge is in.
The default fuel gauge mode is called the anti-slosh mode. To prevent fuel gauge changes from fuel slosh (gauge instability due to changes in fuel sender readings caused by fuel moving around in the tank), the fuel gauge takes approximately 55 minutes to go from empty (E) to full (F).
The key OFF fueling mode (2 seconds to read empty [E] to full [F]) requires 3 conditions be met:
The key must be in the OFF position throughout the entire refueling of the vehicle.
At least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity must be added to the fuel tank.
The instrument cluster must receive a valid key ON fuel sender reading within 1 second of the key being put into the RUN position. The key ON sample readings are considered valid if the fuel sender reading is between 15 ohms ± 2 ohms and 160 ohms ± 4 ohms.
If these conditions are not met, the fuel gauge stays in the anti-slosh mode, which results in a slow to read full (F) event.
The key ON fueling mode (approximately 90 seconds to read empty [E] to full [F]) requires 3 conditions be met:
The transmission is in PARK (P).
The key is in the RUN position.
At least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity must be added to the fuel tank.
In key ON fueling mode, a 30-second timer activates after the transmission is put into the PARK (P) position (automatic transmissions). When the 30-second time has elapsed and at least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity has been added, the fuel gauge response time is 90 seconds to read from empty (E) to full (F). When the transmission is shifted out of PARK (P), the fuel gauge strategy reverts to the anti-slosh mode. The key on refueling mode prevents slow to read full events from happening if the customer refuels the vehicle with the key in the RUN position.
Recovery mode is incorporated into the instrument cluster strategy to recover from a missing fuel level input during a refueling event. Missing fuel level inputs result from intermittent opens in the fuel sender or its circuits. Recovery mode (empty [E] to full [F] approximately 20 minutes) is initiated when the following 2 conditions are met:
The instrument cluster is in the anti-slosh (default) mode.
The actual fuel level in the tank is greater than what is being displayed by the fuel gauge

Feb 18, 2009 | 1983 Mercury Grand Marquis

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