$1000 tof fix the friggin gas gauge!?!?! WTF?!?!?! - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2005, 01:31 AM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fantastic88 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
I can't see a faulty fuel level sending unit causing a fuel pump to go bad... That is unless you are routinely running the car out of fuel. The fuel pump is supposed to be bathed in fuel to keep it cool. If you are all the time running low on fuel, then the life of the pump will suffer... But if you don't know how much fuel is left in the tank, you should be filling up LONG before you actually think you are in danger of running out of fuel... That'* just common sense.

Oh, and $1000 to replace a faulty fuel level sending unit is highway robbery! Tell your mechanic to take a hike!
I agree. The only reason I let them replace my feul pump is that my warrenty covored it.
fantastic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 09:40 AM   #12
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
itsnitro is on a distinguished road
Default

ok...well what is the PN so when i do need it i have it?
itsnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 06:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fantastic88 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
ok...well what is the PN so when i do need it i have it?
25180055
fantastic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swartlkk
I can't see a faulty fuel level sending unit causing a fuel pump to go bad... That is unless you are routinely running the car out of fuel. The fuel pump is supposed to be bathed in fuel to keep it cool. If you are all the time running low on fuel, then the life of the pump will suffer... But if you don't know how much fuel is left in the tank, you should be filling up LONG before you actually think you are in danger of running out of fuel... That'* just common sense.

Oh, and $1000 to replace a faulty fuel level sending unit is highway robbery! Tell your mechanic to take a hike!
Agreed. A sender won't cause the whole pump to fail.

My sender is bad in my 99, too. Has been for a good 15,000 miles. I'm at 105K now...I'm sucking all the life I can out of the pump before I go at it. Then, that'll cover preventative maintenance (the pump going out) and fixing the guage (the sender) in one swoop. The dealership quoted me $750 to do it because the tank has to be dropped. I'll just do it myself for that price...
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 11:39 PM   #15
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
itsnitro is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fantastic88
Quote:
ok...well what is the PN so when i do need it i have it?
25180055

thank you sir!!!
itsnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 01:20 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

The dealer replaced my sender unit under warranty. Yes, through the access port in the trunk floor directly above the tank.
It was independent from the pump. Took about 30 minutes to do the whole job.

The unit costs about $150. US
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 08:53 AM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
itsnitro is on a distinguished road
Default

well i dont have a warranty anymore, plus i dont trust the bastards that i would have to take my car to anyway! they didnt do my recall right!!
itsnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gas gauge fix-HELP ColumbiaRBoater 2000-2005 3 03-15-2008 09:45 PM
"wtf" $1000 on oil in 14 weeks. something aint rig 88bonnsse Lounge 12 01-30-2008 10:21 PM
wtf.? my cell phone was just stolen in a gas station.wtf? 88bonnsse Lounge 37 11-30-2007 11:58 PM
Gas gauge goes to E after filling up.. wtf? 94SSEgold 1992-1999 19 12-11-2005 01:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.