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Old 02-02-2005, 10:52 PM   #1
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My fuel gauge is acting up. This happened to my brother last year and pontiac said that he had to get a new fuel pump even though the fuel pump was fine. My question is, is there any way to fix the resistor module or replace it with a new one? I did a search and couldn't find anything, help would definitely be appreciated, for me and my bank account.
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the fuel pump and the sending unit are one unit unfortunately. That is why you have to replace 'both' when you fix one or the other. It sucks but it'* just how it is. My gas gauge too does not work on the Riviera I had but I never fixed it. THe cost (over $300) wasn't worth it to me.
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darn.... oh well then thanks for the help anyway it cost my brother $500+.
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the fuel pump and the sending unit are one unit unfortunately
False !!
They are separate units. Just replace the fuel sending unit.
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the fuel pump and the sending unit are one unit unfortunately
False !!
They are separate units. Just replace the fuel sending unit.

The dealer has lied to me... (again)
I hate it when they take advantage of me just because of my age.
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Most of the time they aren't lying....they are simply ignorant and don't know everything about every model.
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hmmm interesting you know where i could get the sendind unitor a part number?
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My dealer replaced it for me under warranty. I watched him do it. It was separable from the fuel pump and took him about 1/2 hr to do. The sending unit cost about $100.
Don't know the part number but the dealer must.....try another dealer.
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Alright thanks that should save me about 400 dollars.
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I'm not sure about 2000+ SSEis, but I checked on my 2000 Grand Prix and the only way to buy these parts is as a complete assembly; fuel pump, sender unit and guage, lists for about $700 Cdn.

If the dealer replaced only some of the parts under warranty, that'* their prerogative I guess, but I don't think you can buy just the sender unit, despite the fact it can be installed seperately.

Can you get more details from your replacement Paul?

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