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CHEVY ERRATIC GAS GAGE

2000 Chevrolet Blazer

Electrical problem
2000 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I have been having trouble with my gas gauge its constantly jumping around. I need help troubleshooting, what can I check first.
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J.stieg
September 20, 2010.





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First of all thank you so much for your donation.I posted the trouble tree for fuel gauge inop or incorrect reading's they didn't have one for a erratic fuel gauge.I also emailed you a copy so you can read it better and print it.Start with step 2 you will need to get a signal generator which is just a device that your able dial in different ohm's value's that you will hook into the harness to replace the fuel gauge sending unit.The chart show's you the ohm's value's you need and what the fuel gauge should read.If it stay's at the correct reading on the gauge compared to the ohm's input and it's steady then you have a bad fuel sending unit.My guess is you have a bad fuel sending unit the gas eats up the contact's or the contact's wear away over time causing the erratic gauge.Let me know what you find.

Saturntech9
Sep 23, 2010.
Thanks for info.
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J.stieg
Oct 5, 2010.
Your welcome that's what were here for.

Saturntech9
Oct 6, 2010.
If it is the same problem I had; note and watch for these symptoms. When you fill up tank the needle will go to full. From full to 1/4 capacity; it will register anywhere and everywhere. From that point on it will stop being quite as 'lively'. It turned out to be the contacts on the sender were worn in half. The contacts are curved. On the upward movement of float the remaining portion of contact slides past indicator bars smoothly. On the downstroke the worn edges catch on the little bars that indicate different fuel levels. The indicator is located in the pump assembly in the top of tank. It is suggested by almost everyone to replace entire assembly. I did.

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Oldrookie
Oct 12, 2010.

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