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 Post subject: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:01 am 
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So I made sure to do a search for this first to see if anyone else was having this problem but I really didnt see anything exactly like mine



My fuel gauge has been acting sporadically lately.

I fill up my tank, and the first half of the tank every thing is fine, but then its as if I am no longer using gas....(I wish)

but then right about 250-275 miles, so I am guessing that there is maybe a quarter tank left it shoots up to full and stays there.

I have tried parking on inclines and declines, I tried sitting on a flat surface idling, banging on the fuel tank see I cant jar something loose. but all to no avail.

I have no real problems with it. I just fill up every 350 miles or so, but the wife wants me to see how difficult/expensive a problem it is to fix.

So please help, if you need more info I will be more than willing to oblige. Again I have no problems with this, but at the end of the day one must remember

happy wife= happy life. :btruestory:

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:07 am 
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I am the wife driving the car!! And mine does the same thing. I have opened up the cap to see if that helps and it does seem to. It happened again tonite. I knew I had less than a 1/4 tank but it read full. Then suddenly it told me to check fuel gauges!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:11 am 
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This is a very common problem. Fuel lever sensor is bad. It is located in the trunk under the fuel pump. You can buy one for a Yukon, and save yourself money. They use the same part.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:13 am 
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I kinda figured that was what it was, but everyone I have spoke to says I have to replace the pump as well, that they are not two separate units. :dontknow:


Well thanks, I will look into this and see what I find.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:16 am 
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This may help you out.
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3463

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:55 am 
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bloody brilliant!!!!

Its so good its making me talk like a britt, and I hate the britts, lol!!!

Actually I really dont.

but thanks a ton.
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:25 am 
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Ok, so none of the dealers in the area have that part in stock. Anyone know what this part is called so I could check autozone?

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