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Gas gauge stopped working

Any free solutions!? I now just keep filling it up, which is a pain.


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This is an Issue with G.M late model cars and P.U.
Take the 2 screws loose that hold the plexiglas cover reach in with hand or wire and pull the Gas Gauge pointer to mid range;
There is another option drill small hole thru the glass cover and use a wire to position Pointer;

The Gas Gauge is fed by a Circut Board; no wires
I did a 99 olds Alero,time 30 min - cost 0;
The Auto Forms is a Good place to troubleshoot , and ask questions;
There are a lot of People giving
Answers that don"t have a clue
what a Mechanic is; There are 3 that I will listen to;When someone gives You Advise,check it out;If You take car to a Dealer
they will find some item that will require 200 Dollars;One question is Your Gas gauge Pegged out and locked at full range;?

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