Fuel gauge not working

Tiny
KRILA
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET 1500
  • 0.5L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I can fill my tank up and it will show full on my gauge. When it is empty it only shows half a tank? Could this be a fuse?
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Thursday, February 15th, 2018 AT 7:41 AM

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Tiny
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A fuse? No.
It sounds to me as though for some reason the fuel level float is not dropping to the bottom of the tank when the tank is empty or close to empty.
I would first look for a huge dent in the bottom of the tank.
If no dents, drain the tank, remove the fuel level sender and float arm assembly and with the wires hooked up, turn on the ignition to run, swing the flat arm to the full and empty stops and see if then the gauge reads full and empty.
If not, after inspecting that the float arm is not bent or damaged, try a new fuel level sender.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2018 AT 8:00 AM
Tiny
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Okay! Thank you for your quick response ! I am a chick, so I guess I will take it to the shop. I was hoping for an easy fix. :)
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Friday, February 16th, 2018 AT 4:02 AM
Tiny
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Can you let us know what it was and how much it costs please? Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, February 19th, 2018 AT 12:02 PM

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