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Sounds like a bad sending unit(verify by shorting the wires to the gauge(will read full)then opening the circuit(will read empty)

Posted on Feb 04, 2012

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SOURCE: Fuel Gauge Not Reading

sounds like the float isnt sitting proplery in the tank

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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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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SOURCE: Full tank of gas and getting low fuel indicator on dash

Bad fuel level sensor. Unfortunately it is located inside the gas tank. Fairly common problem on GM's. Due to sulphur in fuel. Corrodes the sensor tabs. Expensive to have repalced and NOT a do-it-yourself project, unless you have dropped a tank before.

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SOURCE: '01 chevy venture fuel gauge doesnt read correctly reads all over

fuel sending unit located on the fuel pump in gas tank

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 Impala fuel gauge used to bounce and now

most of the time this is simply just the float in the gas tank getting stuck had the same problem in my car. unfortunately you have to access the gas tank to fix, but it is an easy fix. hope this helps any questions let me know.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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