I have a 96 Chevy 1500. The gas gauge is messed up well the floater on it. It says I have a full tank but actually have half a tank. Where do I begin to find out what the problem is and fix it?
sounds like you need a new fuel level sender, its part of the fuel pump so save your pennies
yeah, sounds, like fuel sender in the tank - in 1996, it was a transistion year - may have to replace the whole unit with the fuel pump - or may not. One some this year model - you can replace only the sender unit. You will have to gain access to the tank unit. Check the connections - this is a problem as well. You can remove the unit and have someone watch the gauge as you move the sender up and down to help verify the problem - or simply OHM the unit to verify the problem. Could be the gauge cluster itself or broken wire between the two..
Pretty sure its the sender unit. I had the same problem on my truck, but mine was a 95.
oh, its usually also a sign that your fuel pump is on its way out
Be careful the wire hook up on the pumps are easy to snap when lowering the tank. i find it easyer to just pull the bed back
I would just be prepared to replace the whole pump because I am sure it is all one unit. Get a A/C Delco pump and new lock ring with O-Ring made on it. If not the tank may not seal around pump and you will know it when you fill the tank.
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