1999 GMC Jimmy Gas gauge

Tiny
THISLEDEW
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  • 1999 GMC JIMMY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My gauge is reading empty with a full tank. I took it in to be fixed. First they said it is the fuel sensor. They were to fix it. NOW they say it is the fuel pump. I don't understand how the car was running fine and only the gauge reading empty can be the fuel pump. I feel they are trying to rip me off. So far they have run the bill up to $800. Am I being taken for a ride? I am retired and this is going to cost me a whole month of social security, in other words, I will be paying on my credit card for a long time for this repair that I feel may not be necessary.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 6:19 PM

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Tiny
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As the fuel level sensor replaced already? The fuel pump doesn't give the gauge the info, the sensor does. If the sensor was already replaced then the problem must be the actual instrument cluster or wiring at the cluster.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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They ordered the sensor. Whether they used it or not, they didn't say. They say NOW that it's the fuel pump and the sensor is part of the pump, so the sensor they ordered will not be used? I just wonder if they did install it and it did not correct the problem and they are drawing straws. If they do the pump and that doesn't work, will they then tell me it's something else and continue to build my bill up until I cannot afford to get my truck back. This whole thing has me in tears. If I hadn't taken it in and they ran the computer test on it (to the tune of $100) and now all this, I would just say stop the whole thing, I'll drive it on empty and just carry 5 gallons of gas with me all the time. This is getting ridiculous. They say it will be ready tomorrow morning, now I am wondering if I am on a merry go round and will never get off.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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The fuel level sensor is part of the fuel pump which is why I was confused when you said they replaced the sensor THEN the pump. Its all together.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 6:47 PM

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