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Old 04-20-2007, 02:57 AM   #1
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OK, I have had this truck now for about a month and the one thing that drives me absolutely up the wall is the fuel guage!!

This thing has a huge gas tank, however, everytime I accelerate, turn, stop. hell, look at it funny, the thing is moving, it drives me nuts, is this a normal problem with these trucks or is there something wrong with my truck.

When I accelerate off the line I will move almost a good 1/4 tank.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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I know what you mean:ack: My '97 Tahoe LT does the same darn thing. I think

there are previous post's that explain how to remedy the problem, or just try to

live with it, I do. What a bad problem on G.M.'s part, among other problems

concerning that make/model.:cryin:
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:33 PM   #3
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Fill the tank all the way... Reset your trip odometer... Drive 'till it reads 350 miles and repeat.

Fixing it will cost a substantial amount of money more than likely.
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Fill the tank all the way... Reset your trip odometer... Drive 'till it reads 350 miles and repeat.

Fixing it will cost a substantial amount of money more than likely.

Sorry, don't want to get you angry, but what does that do ?
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nothing, it is being sarcastic, that is about as far as you go on a tank of gas
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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I really wasn't trying to be sarcastic. Sorry if it sounded that way. It's just what I use to do. If you average better than 12 miles per gallon (I got 15-17) you should have plenty left at 350. Just don't forget to reset your odometer. To fix the float will require that you drop the tank. Not fun. And costly if you have it done.
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OK, I have had this truck now for about a month and the one thing that drives me absolutely up the wall is the fuel guage!!

This thing has a huge gas tank, however, everytime I accelerate, turn, stop. hell, look at it funny, the thing is moving, it drives me nuts, is this a normal problem with these trucks or is there something wrong with my truck.

When I accelerate off the line I will move almost a good 1/4 tank.
It may be something to do with the fuel level sensor, which is in the fuel tank with the fuel pump. Over time, a film can build up on the sensor contacts that can cause erratic readings. Try using a healthy dose of fuel injector cleaner in a full tank of gas. In addition to cleaning the injectors, this may disolve any film that's on the contacts. The other option would be replacing the fuel level sensor, and that will require dropping the tank.
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OK, I am gonna run a few tanks of cleaner thru it, is there anything anyone has run in the past that works well, I haven't had great success with the cleaners I have found on the market.......
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hi,

im from germany and have a similar problem with my 97er Tahoe. either the needle is on empty, or i joggle the car and the needle moves to full, regardless the level is.
Has anyone an idea for me?
Can i clean the sensor without removing the fueltank?

tanks for your help
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There is no way to physically clean it without dropping the tank. As mentioned in other posts, you might want to try some fuel injector cleaners that you add to your fuel. They might clean it up some and help with your issue. Maybe run a little more than recommended for one tank then run some more at recommended levels for a few more tanks after that. Try also using a premium gas during this cleaning period. Good luck!
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