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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject:  Fuel Gauge tripping out up and down Reply with quote

My fuel gauge is tripping out ever since i top swapped the car...it goes all the way to the top and then in a lil bit goes all the way back down...the car was sitting for about 6 months so I'm going to thinking something is stuck in the tank....any clues to a fix
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

There is a fuel level sender in the tank that is notorious for failing. I'd start there.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine did the same thing when I had trouble flashing a tune to the car. It had something to do with the VATS, it also had a hard time starting and "service vehicle soon" flashed on the DIC once or twice. Re-flashed it and all was well.

Don't know if that's your problem, but it's something to look into since you put a different PCM in.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 1:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

X2 on the level sender
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

so i have to drop the tank down and check the sensor then....how is the tank held in
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

KingNunez88 wrote:
so i have to drop the tank down and check the sensor then....how is the tank held in


don't have to do that... there is an access door if u put your rear seats down and pull the carpet up that goes to the trunk... can't miss the plate covering it

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awww sweet....i love u guys hahaha Cool no homo.....
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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KingNunez88 wrote:
so i have to drop the tank down and check the sensor then....how is the tank held in


don't have to do that... there is an access door if u put your rear seats down and pull the carpet up that goes to the trunk... can't miss the plate covering it


Too bad for us guys with no fold down rear seats. Sad

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Too bad for us guys with no fold down rear seats. Sad


It's two 10mm nuts holding the back seat on...I can take my back seat out and get the access cover off for the fuel pump in less than ten minutes.

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PushrodPower wrote:
Wingman520 wrote:
KingNunez88 wrote:
so i have to drop the tank down and check the sensor then....how is the tank held in


don't have to do that... there is an access door if u put your rear seats down and pull the carpet up that goes to the trunk... can't miss the plate covering it


Too bad for us guys with no fold down rear seats. Sad


i like my 60/40 seats hehe

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My parents' LeSabre has the batt under the back seat (what a dumbass whomever "designed" that ), so for giggles I'll see how ours comes out.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I replaced mine in my 03LS. Gotta be careful getting the fuel line clips loose so you don't break them. The lock ring is tough to get back in with the new gasket that it has. You will have to rewire the pig tail on most of the pumps you buy. They want the pig tail to be replaced. The pigtail on your car will not plug into most new pumps you buy. I seen where my sender had wore the edges of the the contacts out so it would get no contact for the fuel level.

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EricJ wrote:
My parents' LeSabre has the batt under the back seat (what a dumbass whomever "designed" that ), so for giggles I'll see how ours comes out.


Under the backseat? Volkswagen did this in the 70's on their Beatles. The battery would ground out against the metal on the back seat frame and catch it on fire and burn the car to the ground. Happened to my dads after he sold it.

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