What part is bad if a full tank of gas registers as only half a tank. Is it the gauge or does it have a fuel level sensor.

Asked by Aug 27, 2015 at 12:57 AM about the 1984 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1984 Chevy El Camino!!!

2 Answers

94,905

It could be both or a resistance in the sender wiring, you will have to check it out, if you unplug the fuel tank sender the gauge should swing way past full, if it does then the gauge and wiring checks good and the sender is faulty, if it don't then you will have to pull the instrument cluster out and check resistance on the wire from the cluster connection to the sender if that check good then replace the gauge. HTH

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
170

The sender in the fuel tank may not have a good ground that is why the fuel gauge is inaccurate.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet El Camino Questions

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

#1 John Brensinger
John Brensinger
Reputation 330
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 310
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet Corvette
149 Great Deals out of 20,684 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
20 Great Deals out of 1,419 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Challenger
211 Great Deals out of 23,433 listings starting at $7,990
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,324 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Nova
150 listings
Used Ford Bronco
203 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.