2000 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles
My fuel gauge stopped working three years ago. It picks up signal and reads correctly until the car is shaken or moved in any way, which causes it to go to the "full" mark and then when it settles down takes about 2-3 minutes of bobbing around before it reaches a stop at the correct level. I took out the fuel sending unit and checked the float and the connection to the unit and everything seemed fine. I have since been using the trip mileage to estimate my gas level and since I have just accepted and ignored it. About a week ago though my speedometer has been acting up. When I am driving for more than a half hour my speedometer starts to act up. At first the needle stays where my speed is at while slowing down but then rises when I accelerate. The needle continues to do this until it reaches the "P" (park) on the dash. I can reset the needle by parking and turning the car off and turning the key to on which decreases the speed by 5-10 mph each time I go from off to on. I replaced the vehicle speed sensor today and it is still continuing to act up. I am wondering if the dash cluster is bad but wanted to get an opinion before I go and buy it. I added the fuel gauge problem because the speedometer problem has me wondering if they are related somehow either by wiring or bad gauge cluster.
have the same problem?
Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 1:03 AM