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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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fuel guage = bad readings

i noticed last night my fuel guage jumps all over the place when it gets down to 1/4 or less of a tank. when i parked my car it said there was about 78 miles remaining on fuel, when i restarted it, it said that it was low fuel, after driving it for a few minutes it went back up to 56. it was parked on level ground so i know it wasn't because of all the gas going to one side of the tank. has anyone else been having issues with those bad readings like that?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 09:12 AM
 
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i noticed last night my fuel guage jumps all over the place when it gets down to 1/4 or less of a tank. when i parked my car it said there was about 78 miles remaining on fuel, when i restarted it, it said that it was low fuel, after driving it for a few minutes it went back up to 56. it was parked on level ground so i know it wasn't because of all the gas going to one side of the tank. has anyone else been having issues with those bad readings like that?
I dont have the readout of miles, but yea, mine does it too. It does it with any amount of gas in it. Just notice it more at low levels!
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 11:37 PM
 
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mine does it to.. every mile is goes down 3 miles.. for example.. it will say fuel range 59 miles.. then after driving a mile it will say fuel range 56 miles. then when there is like 40 miles... it will say fuel range low.. its annoying so i try not to go by it.. i dont trust it to well...
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 02:36 AM
 
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Nah, best part is when you fly on to the Interstate/highway. Just makes me smile when it reads 120 (from the beginning of the on ramp) to about 90 (merging into the lanes).
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 05:33 AM
 
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Mine does it as well, but so did my GTP.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 11:08 AM
 
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I had a 89 GMC Sierra, a 95 Lumina ,and my fathers 00 Silverado, and even my aunts 03 Silverado all do it and so does my SS i think its something with GM's gauge readings they are all like that. I asked my dad about it he says thats how it is.


What ever the FACk that means
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 03:05 PM
 
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You need your IPC reprogrammed.....Go to your dealer takes 20-40minutes....warranty as well.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 11:29 PM
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it's only happened to me once. i was on my way to a party and i had just left, when my fuel light came on and the gas gauge showed that i had NO gas. so i start driving and when i get to the gas station, i look at my gauge and i have over quarter tank. my older brother was with me (he drives an infiniti g35) and he just goes "well, that's chevy for ya". what a dick.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 12:56 AM
 
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One thing I noticed is when my low fuel beeping comes on, I still have roughly three gallons left of fuel (despite it saying low fuel when checking how many miles are left)...because it only filled up around 10 gallons.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 07:41 AM
 
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Carry a can of gas, just incase.
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