Originally Posted by Sully1742
Originally Posted by vital49
For what it'* worth, the sender failed on my 99. We dealt with it for about a year (using the trip odometer). I ended up swapping out the faulty unit for a new GM one. It'* a pricy SOB....$330.
Mine failed on my 97, and is still. My mechanic wanted 400 bucks after alls said and done to fix it. I'll stick to my trip odometer.
I did that for about a year, then suffered catastrophic corrosion failure, resulting in a major fuel leak right over the tail pipe. I'm talking a 1 ft dia. puddle in about 30 seconds. At that point it was too late to take the cost effective method and a dealership visit ended up costing me over $1200 by the time I was all done. Corrosion attacked the sender and lines and rust fouled the fuel pump. Wasn't pretty.
Additionally, a coworker here had his Buick do the same thing, but his wife was on a long trip on the interstate and did not know anything was happening until someone honked and motioned to her that she had a problem. She looked back, saw smoke, stopped, grabbed her purse and ran from the car. Total and complete automobile meltdown. True story!
Anyway, the point of all that was to warn you to be sure you don't have any rust up there by the sender and lines and if you do, I recommend replacement now, rather than later. Just my opinion.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
, Gutted Airbox w/K&N, drilled 180* t-stat, tint all around, clear corners w/SilverStars, "PONTIAC" light up tail, PEMs, NGK TR55s