Question about Chevrolet Malibu
The the fuel level sensor in the gas tank needs to be replace, the official name for this part is the gas tank sending unit. Try cleaning the plug connector for this electrical part before buying a new one they are sometimes $100.00 +, I am pretty sure you can gain access to this part by removing the lower section of the seat in the back exposing a access plate remove the plate look for a wire with a plug unplug clean and reattach, if the gauge is still malfunctioning replace the sending unit located in the tank. Some vehicle do not have this access panel so the gas tank must be removed to gain access to it, however if you jack up the back of the car support with jack stands and crawl under the car where the gas tank is you may be able to see a wire leading to the tank look for a plug and unplug spray with electrical cleaner and plug back in, then check for proper fuel gauge operation, if this doesn't help replace the sending unit. If you are going to attempt this job I recomend first before pulling out the back seat purchasing a Haynes repair manual at you local Advance Auto Parts store or any parts store that carry the repair manuals this will guide you through the job and you will save about $200.00 labor cost. PS make sure if you are going to remove the tank it is close to empty they are heavy.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
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