Fuel gauge issues

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by RyDogZ71, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. RyDogZ71

    RyDogZ71 Member

    I have a 2000 Silverado 4.8, and my fuel gauge rarely indicates the correct fuel level. once i fill up it shows empty, and the low fuel light comes on. Any suggestions as to what the problem is?
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Fuel pump module. They were junk from the factory. The contacts on the intank module were easly corroded by gasoline...
    Sadly the only fix for this is to replace that module which means dropping your tank.
  3. yellowhusky

    yellowhusky New Member

    Fuel pump stopped working the other day (left me on the side of the road) and I had to drop the fuel tank and replace it. (the shop quoted me $650 and I did it for $150 !) This fixed the fuel guage too which hasnt worked in years.
  4. Loggerhead Mike

    Loggerhead Mike Rockstar 100 Posts

    the sender and fuel pump modules on those are seperate

    take the sender off the pump and pop the cap off. more than likely you'll see one of the wires in the sensor broken

    hook a DMM up to the sender connector and do a sweep test. you'll find your dead spot
  5. Silverado1500

    Silverado1500 Rockstar 100 Posts

    would this effect mpg? because i have the same thing with my truck and i am getting around 9-11mpg 5.3l
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
  6. yellowhusky

    yellowhusky New Member

    I know this is an old thread, but as I said, I replaced the fuel pump/sending unit in 2010, and the fuel gauge has started acting hinkey again in 2014. Guess I'll have to revisit the unit and see if there is a better quality one out there.
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    From what everyone says the airteck are garbage. You have to go ac delco or dlphi

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