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My gas guage is not accurate, the needle seems to jump around while driving. I ran out of gas at 1/4 tank the other day. What could the problem be on a 87 iroc z?

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GasparMacari is 100% on target. I had the same problem with my IROC. Seems that the sulphur in the gas errodes the contacts on the gas gauge sensor in the fuel tank. I know of people that have tried gasoline additives to clean the corrosion but I would give it a 50/50 chance of working. You gotta drop the tank to get at the fuel pump/sensor assembly. You are looking at some big bucks and it is NOT a do-it-yourself project. One spark and BOOM no more Camaro... or YOU... I'd suggest setting or re-setting your odometer trip indicator every time you fill up. Keep track of the miles driven .vs your MPG and you can figure out when it is time to fill 'er up again. That's what I did until I traded it off.

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Most likely the gauge inside the fuel tank is giving you problems, there are not many ways to repair that, needs to be replaced.
hope this helps

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    GasparMacari Nov 19, 2009

    @BuzzFlewhart ive seen people fixing TPS sensors (that have the same problem with wear of the "track"of the resistor)
    do u think it might be possible to do the same on a gas gauge?

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