2000 Fuel Gauge Problem - 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 04-09-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
APB205hp is on a distinguished road
Default 2000 Fuel Gauge Problem

Alrighty, my fuel gauge has a mind of its own and I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this problem. Basically, and I've owned this car for a few months so I don't really know how long it'* been happening, my fuel gauge only reads about 12-14 gallons of gas in the tank.

So for instance, I was driving down to Washington D.C. got into the city on E and drove around (lost) for 2 1/2 hours on Empty. It'* as if the car gets confused when the gas gets low, because I'll get right around E and my "Check Gauges" light will come on, if I keep driving the gauge will sometimes pop back up to 1/8 of a gallon for a bit, then fall back to E and the "Check Gauges" light will come on again. To tell you the truth it really doesn't bother me, I just know it shouldn't be like that, because as soon as I put gas in it, the Check Gauges light goes off and the car recognizes the gas put in and it uses it.
APB205hp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alexnandria MN
Posts: 108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kobrak is on a distinguished road
Default Do a search

You'll find that there is a cheap fix for this if you don't mind a bit of work. There is a aprt # that replaces just the wiper part in the gas sending unit. There is a post with pics. What has happened is your wiper has lost its fingers.
kobrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
APB205hp is on a distinguished road
Default

This looks like a cheap fix, I'm wondering by comparison how much the dealership would charge for this?
APB205hp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The dealer would probably try to replace with a new sender.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 04:51 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zr1 nsx ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Follow the links about the fix for the fuel guage. I did mine about a month ago from start to finish in about 40 minutes. The indiviual who took the time to create the excellent write up and attach pics did a excellent job and deserves a attaboy for his contribution. I'm sure the dealer will charge for a complete new sender and labor. My guess would be around $400. Buy the part as described here and you should be able to fix it for approx. $40 and a hour of your time.
zr1 nsx ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 07:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonnevillesSince62 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by APB205hp
This looks like a cheap fix, I'm wondering by comparison how much the dealership would charge for this?
The part (# 15824379) lists for $43.50. That'* probably what your local dealer will want for it. GM Parts Direct (and other discount AC Delco parts dealers) want about half that, plus whatever shipping and handling charges they want to apply.
BonnevillesSince62 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dash Temperature Gauge / Fuel Gauge impalamonte Oldsmobile 8 12-27-2014 09:49 PM
2000 LeSabre Erratic Fuel Gauge dandyd Buick 5 07-15-2011 09:10 AM
Erratic temperature gauge and fuel gauge 1995BvSSE 2000-2005 8 06-15-2007 09:20 PM
2000 SE fuel gauge problem USCGelectrotech 2000-2005 6 04-10-2006 06:21 PM
Fuel gauge reads empty with full fuel tank? Here's the fix! SSEiguy 1992-1999 8 07-18-2002 09:17 AM


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 02:13 AM.


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.