I happened to talk to someone who once worked for Chevy about my 2000 Camaro w/V6 gas gauge that all of a sudden stopped working correctly. I was told that the sending units located in the tank were bad from the factory and go haywire at around 60K miles.
They will start to give you erratic readings with no rhyme or reason as to what those readings may be.
Mine started @ 63K miles and the gauge would not move until the tank was empty. Some months later it has come back to almost normal but is still off until the tank is about half empty then it registers somewhat correctly after that.
The OEM sending unit is not that expensive and is recommended but it is the labor to drop the tank that will cost. Some shops have told me that on my 2000 I will need to drop the rear axle to get the tank out BUT I have read in other places that dropping of the rear axle is not necessary.
Your guess is as good as mine as to how to drop the tank.
And I feel that GM/Chevy never took full responsibility for this known problem! But what's new about American Auto Manufacturers not being honest!
And then they GM/Chevy, wonder why others who are not dedicated to Chevy's like me will buy Japanese or other cars. I have owned GM/Chevy since 1970, I still own 4 - Chevy's and my 2000 S-10 4X4 with 63,000 miles has a problem with intake gaskets that leak where DEX-COOL, (which is recommended by GM) took the heat but the law suit ended some years ago and I am now stuck with a $750.00 repair for a screw up by GM and DEX-COOL.
Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 12:56 PM