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Old 01-30-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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Fuel pump problem??

I have a 200 chevy venture van. about 95k miles on it.
It runs great but abouta month ago, I started having issues with the gauge. After filling up the gas tank, the gauge reads 1/2 full. Other times, after starting the car it will read full, but then several days later it reads less than half. Since I keep track of my mileage, I have a pretty good idea of how full the tank is so when I know the tank is at about 1/4 and the gauge reads full...
Does anyone know - Is this a symptom of a faulty pump float?? In order to correct this, will I need a new fuel pump??

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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I have a 200 chevy venture van. about 95k miles on it.
It runs great but abouta month ago, I started having issues with the gauge. After filling up the gas tank, the gauge reads 1/2 full. Other times, after starting the car it will read full, but then several days later it reads less than half. Since I keep track of my mileage, I have a pretty good idea of how full the tank is so when I know the tank is at about 1/4 and the gauge reads full...
Does anyone know - Is this a symptom of a faulty pump float?? In order to correct this, will I need a new fuel pump??

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Try replacing the fuel sending unit.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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probably a faulty sending unit, common GM problem. Not easy to replace, as I believe it requires dropping the gas tank.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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probably a faulty sending unit, common GM problem. Not easy to replace, as I believe it requires dropping the gas tank.
Hey com'on dropping the tank is the fun part of the process
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