gas gauge messes up

Asked by Mar 08, 2014 at 11:58 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My gauges are messing up . Sometimes the tach will work right and other times it won't. Now the gas gauge is messing up and going past the full into the temp gauge. When it's shut off sometimes it will go to empty and others to only the 1/8 or 1/4 tank . It's hard to know what gas is in it. What can cause this and how to fix it.

1 Answer

My 04 Cavalier does the SAME thing. The RPM is all the way over so is speedometer and the ONLY way to know how much gas I have is to 'catch it acting up and the try just turning the key. Don't start it just turn the key off and on anf the gauge might work itself down to Empty and once it does start the car and then that's how much gas you have. Keep doing this until you can repai or sale like I am. This was my 2nd GM car and I'm done. Going with a Honda. Sorry U S A. I try to by American made. Got to have a Dependable car. also safe. Hope this helps. Please let me know. would love to hear.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,700
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,240
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,070
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cobalt
77 Great Deals out of 4,988 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
1,297 Great Deals out of 60,647 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic
1,172 Great Deals out of 67,655 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,263 Great Deals out of 78,832 listings starting at $969
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,157 Great Deals out of 80,725 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
1,415 Great Deals out of 69,998 listings starting at $988
Used Chevrolet S-10
12 Great Deals out of 1,646 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala
997 Great Deals out of 36,810 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
1,519 Great Deals out of 101,601 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima
1,348 Great Deals out of 86,045 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
17 Great Deals out of 1,734 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Civic Coupe
333 Great Deals out of 17,421 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
715 Great Deals out of 39,137 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
205 listings starting at $2,495
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
140 listings starting at $1,995