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My 2000 Intrepid has been having fuel gauge problems. After I first bought it (used), the "check engine" light kept coming on when my gas was low. I had it checked out, and they said it was my oxygen sensor, and wasn't a necessary fix. It still happens when my tank gets low, but goes off as soon as I fill up. Now, my gas tank is full (or nearly full), and while driving, the gauge will drop from where the level is to empty, and then back up to the normal level. When it drops to empty, the gas light also comes on. Is this still the oxygen sensor, or possibly something else? Also, what is the price range that I'm looking at to getting it fixed at a shop? Thank you!

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That's got nothing to do w the O2 sensor. The float on the gas tank is a good start w the gauge issue .

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HI, the fuel gauge sending unit is malfunctioning. this is located inside the fuel tank and, it is part of the fuel pump assembly. replacing this failing component will fix this issue.

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Sounds like a bad sending unit. It clips to the fuel pump in the tank. It's not hard to remove and pretty self explanatory if you look at it, but if you don't have any experience with fuel line quick disconnects, I wouldn' try it at home. If you do try it, remember 2 things: Run that thing as low on gas a you can first and when it comes to disconnecting the fuel lines, push, squeeze (until it clicks), then pull apart. The tank is held in by 2 or 4 13 or 15mm bolts and a few hoses and lines. Mark the position of the pump before you pull it out.

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One of 3 things can cause this behavior of the oil pressure light going on and off: (1) oil level might be a little low... double check and make sure your oil is porperly topped off; (2) sensor is defective... which might require replacement; (3) oil pump problem... this can be an obstruction of some kind of the oil pump. If there is a strainer, which is typical, there might be sludge or something else obstructing the entry to the oil pump, thus, resulting in lower pressure output. It is rare, not impossible, for the oil pump itself to be defective... but again, very rare. If the issue is at the oil pump, it willmost commonly be an obstruction. Try having the engine flushed professionally. There are auto service centers with this capability. It is probably the most affordable first step to take. If after a flush the problem persists, then have the sensor checked.

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I suspect the problem you have is related to a defective fuel level sensor inside the fuel tank, but to confirm the check engine light and the gauge are related you will need the OBD2 electronic engine control system tested for fault codes, anytime the check engine light is turned on a fault code is set in the powertrain control modules memory. You can get the fault code test run for free at any Autozone, Kragen or Aamco Transmission shop. Let me know what the fault code is that shows up.

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