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My 1999 chevy cavalier I tried fueling my car cause the low fuel light came on when i fueled it the gas came back out and now fuel gauge moves all the time from empty to full or 1/2 tank or 3/4

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Tank sending unit is bad.

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ACDELCO Part # SK1189
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The fuel pump as a gage sender that monitors the gage in the dash. I would replace the fuel pump .
Very common problem

Good Luck

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99 cavalier fuel gauge jumps?


Hi, this is being caused by a malfunctioning sending unit that is locate inside of the tank and is part of the fuel pump assembly. replacing the sending unit will fix this issue.

Please rate and god bless:)

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