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Fuel Gauge going whacky...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Up North, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Got a 2000 Chev Silverado ext. cab, seems like my fuel gauge "sticks" on empty. Especially weird, just after I fill up and start it the fuel gauge stays on empty then slowly, over a period of time the gauge begins to move up towards full. What the heck is causing this? And also it'll drop down to empty sometimes when I stop, then after I drive a bit it pops back up to where it should be. Any ideas?:dizzy: :dizzy:

  2. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    bumpity bump.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    the sending unit would be my guess
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    high sulfur gas will cake up the sensor, pump, injectors. You can try running multiple tanks of Lucas or some some quality hours replacing the sensors.
  5. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    sounds like a bad ground or conection ... I would start there..
  6. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    sensor. been there done . wait till the odometer lite goes out:realmad: