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1997 Chevy s10 Pick up fuel gauge

Since I bought my used truck in 2001 its fuel gauge is always showing a full tank of gasoline. Sofar it did not bother me, because I keep a log and I pump about 10 gallons of gas every 250 miles. Just out of curiosity I am wondering how I would fix the fuel gauge to display the actual gasoline level.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Regards,

Rick

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    I had the same problem. You need to change the fuel level sending unit and it is all part of the electric fuel pump assembly. I found the easiest thing to do was to unbolt the bed of the truck and slide it back to get to the tank because the bolts for the straps on the tank were rusty. The cost of the unit was about $125 at NAPA.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    I had same problem. The bolts holding the bed on the truck were rusted so I had to drop the fuel tank. I purchased a new fuel pump (includes sending unit) and a new strainer at Autozone. The entire setup cost under $70.00. good luck.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    same here 97 s10 PU full all the time

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    My 2002 freelander td4 2litre - the fuel gauge keeps sticking and showing in diesel. Then it works again! Bit annoying as not always sure how much fuel is left. Help!

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The most likely problem is the sender unit in the tank is stuck.
Sender units are relatively cheap and easy to change.
Autozone probably carry them on the shelf.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • Richard Finch Aug 14, 2008

    I just checked my manual and the fuel pump and sender unit are all together in the tank, usually they detach from one another so there is no need to buy a sender unit and pump.

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Anonymous

I had the same problem. Then my fuel pump went out. After replacing the pump (which contains the sensor) problem was fixed.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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Anonymous

So what if i bought a the fuel pump and sending unit and the gas gage still doesnt work?

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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