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Chevrolet S10 Fuel Level Sensor Failure

Chevrolet S10 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 123,450 mi (75,000 mi - 177,238 mi)


The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump module assembly if this condition occurs.

  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    Upon start-up fuel gauge goes to full then to correct level, then back to full, then bounce back and forth between proper reading and full. Then would read higher than normal unless made a somewhat sharp turn or over rough terrain then would make its way to proper level. Each day worse and worse.

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  • Visitor, , 177,238 mi

    Gauge reads full, then drops to empty, then back to full every 4 or 5 minutes when traveling. Doesn't matter whether there are 3 gallons of gas or a recently filled tank. Haven't found a solution yet.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    gas gauge reads full all the time... just like my s10 pickup... hmmm

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  • Visitor, , 123,500 mi

    Level always reads high

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  • Visitor, , 99,867 mi

    Fuel gauge hasn't worked for years. I just keep track of my mileage.
    The problem was somewhat fixed by replacement of the fuel injection system.
    The gauge still isn't totally accurate. Also the low fuel lite comes on when parked in a downhill position.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    fuel gauge reads full one minute then empty the next. don't know how much fuel is in the tank

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Never fixed, sold s10

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