FUEL GAGE ISSUE

2000 Chevrolet Venture

Tiny

jklong

March, 19, 2011 AT 1:11 AM

Vehicle: 2000 Chev. Venture van. New fuel pump, fuel filter and gas cap installed. Gas gage will not go higher than 1/4 tank. With about 6 gallons of gas left the low fuel light came on, and stayed on constant, and gas gage was on E. I broke down - "ran out of gas." Had the car towed -put gas in it and it cranked up fine. Will the low fuel light staying on, even though there is plenty of gas in the car, cause the computer to think there is no gas and "run out of gas?" The gas gage has never worked correctly. I have just always kept track of how much gas I have in the car.

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4 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 19, 2011 AT 1:14 AM

No, the computer will not shut it off because of gauge reading.

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

March, 19, 2011 AT 1:25 AM

Cluster issue is a common problem. GM had a recall on it. You need to use a scanner to verify the amount of fuel in the tank.

Tiny

jklong

March, 19, 2011 AT 1:26 AM

If that is not the case, what could be the cause of having that much gas in the car and it acting like I ran out of gas. The fuel pump is working, you can hear it before I crank the van. And the van was running very well up to this point.

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

March, 19, 2011 AT 1:32 AM

You need to use a scanner to verify the amount of fuel in the tank.
Fuel pump will keep on working but if no fuel in the tank engine will shut down
wrong gauge reading is very common

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