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Old 09-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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My gas gauge moves all over the place. It will say full then say empty. The only time it reads right is when its totally full. once it hits 3/4 tank, its all over the place again. Is this a gauge or sender problem? Is this common? how do I fix it?
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More than likely the fuel level sensor is failing. It is an integral part of the fuel sender/pump assembly. There is an access plate in the trunk to remove this assembly w/o having to remove the fuel tank.
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Yup, faulty fuel level sender. It can be replaced independent of the fuel pump, but the pump must be removed to do so.
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thank you gentalmen
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I have the same problem! does anybody have a estimate on cost (US dollars) and I assume i might as well replace the full pump are there any performance items I can change it to?
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Lumina..you don't need to change the pump at the same time. This swap is easy due to a trap door in your trunk.

Check your local autoparts stores as prices can vary.
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kool, thanks a lot bill!!! plan on doing it sometime this week, i'll let y'all know if it was easy or not for those novice DIY guys like me!
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my car decides wen to tell me how much gas i have, so im gonna go for a new aftermaret one
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So can someone please post the part# as well as cost estimate and best place to get the part. My SSEI has the same symptoms and would love to remedy this annoyance.
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Sorry, I don't have the part #, however, you can look here. http://www.buy-oem-parts.com/storefront.htm
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