Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Tahoe

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 150,224 (57,000–379,352)
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
77 people reported this problem
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My fuel level gauge has completely stopped working...at first was sporadic (but always wrong) and now it just points straight down. It has not been fixed.
Gas gauge not working. Stays at empty even when gas put in. Have not fixed problem yet. Just bought car 3 days ago and researching on what needs to be done.
Fuel gauge says there is 1/4 tank of fuel left, but it won't start. It does start if I add fuel to tank.
WONT START BELOW 1/4 TANK GAS.PUT ENOUGH TO RAISE IT ABOVE A 1/4 RUNS FINE...IM SICK AND TIRED OF SPENDING
ALL MY HARD EARNED MONEY TO KEEP THIS TAHOE ABOVE A 1/4 TANK.IT COST ME ABOUT AN EXTRA $300 A MONTH JUST TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE THING.
When the tank is full, the gage will read empty, and then will start working when the fuel level comes down - but after about half a tank, it becomes erratic.
fuel gage floating from empy to full to half
gas gauge fell down touching another gauge
i have replaced the cluster and fuel pump asseblemy
fuel gauge no longer goes all the way to "Full" - it stops between 3/4 and full.
My fuel gauge has been fluttering back and forth with a little noise. It doesn't register the fuel level properly.
fuel gauge occasionally but rarely reads the correct level, usually pegs all the way empty. we use the trip to keep track, @300mi, fill up. when towing, @220mi.
Fuel guage bounces around.
Erratic fuel gauge readings... had to replace the fuel pump... problem solved
Upon starting the engine the gas gauge shoots over to the three o'clock position and then settles to an area roughly to 1/8 to 1/4 lower then where the gauge read prior to starting the engine.
Gas gauge reads about 4 o clock past full mark. Appears to adjust as full goes down but not sure. New fuel pump and sensor was installed.
Gas tank filled up completely and guage registers 1/2 full
Replacement
It won't crank when it get to a 1/4 tank or 140 miles digital but if I put gas in.. it will no problem
Fuel gauge not working,
Won't start if below 1/4 tank of gas