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2002 OLDS SILHOUETTE

GAS GAGE & TEMP GAGE ? WORK PROPERLY ALWAYS MOVES UP AND DOWN NOT KNOWING IF THEY ARE RIGHT CAN YOU HELP????

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The problem is usually one or the other.  Both get 5 volts from the engine computer.  If the problem is the gas gauge, you'll have to change the sender in the tank.  Generally, an aftermarket pump/sender unit is $150-175.  Get one and drop the tank to install.  The temp gauge is another matter and it could be dirty coolant.  If both are going nuts together, you'll need a new computer.  Junk units are fine.

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