It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Express 1500 Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Express 1500 Problem
Electrical & Lights Affected: Gasoline
Average Mileage: 104,777 mi (68,000 mi - 155,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Express 1500
The fuel gauge will tremer and jump all over.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Express 1500, 140,000 mi
Gas gauge fluctuates from full to empty. I've ran out of gas several times not knowing how much is in the van. Gas gauge won't go past half a tank.
Gas gauge needle swings from full to empty. Also, stalling and not starting. Shop diagnosed problem; fuel pump. Replaced it and problem solved. $750.
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Express 1500, 68,000 mi
I think I had ran my gas to low after my gas light went on. Would that cause my fuel sensor to go out? So now when I put gas in, the fuel gauge fluctuates up and down and I never know how much fuel I have.
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Express 1500, 103,000 mi
Two fuel pumps replaced in 2 years.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Express 1500, 80,000 mi
Fuel level reading behaved very erratically. Would read empty most of the time, but would occasionally jump to non-zero level. Replaced the fuel pump assembly in the gas tank and the gauge now registers the correct fuel level.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Express 1500, 68,000 mi
Ran out of gas because fuel level sensor was faulty. Fuel gauge read quarter tank when empty.