Originally Posted by kcoop99
I have read the posts about replacing the fuel level sensor and all is well except I cant get the damn thing out of the tank!!! It seems the unit is just a hair bigger than the opening!!! What gives!!! Anyone have any ideas????
I had the same problem. It seems that the plastic absorbs the volatiles in the gasoline and expands it a bit. I solved it but it is hard to describe in writing.
I tilted it and twisted. There is flat area that you can use to get the thing out of the hole a bit and the rotate while it is tilted. This will give you some leverage and help you use the circumference of the hole to squeeze the plastic piece slightly. The action of rotating will allow you to sneak the whole perimeter of the plastic above the lip of the hole.
I doubt this makes sense on its own. But if you read it a couple times and then go wrestle with the sending unit, I think it will start to get clearer. . .
2001 Bonneville SE - Dark Bronzemist Metallic - Mods: 180* thermostat, iPod adapter, Digital OnStar Upgrade
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