Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet S10

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.

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Average mileage: 128,008 (65,000–191,673)
9 model years affected: 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
42 people reported this problem
18 people shared problem details
1999 Chevrolet S10177,238
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.
2001 Chevrolet S1083,000
Gas tank is full, but gauge needle drops to empty
1990 Chevrolet S1075,000
gas gauge reads full all the time... just like my s10 pickup... hmmm
1998 Chevrolet S10186,000
Gas gauge has read full every since I bought the truck. It doesn't move at all. Would love to get it fixed. . I honestly don't know very much about mechanic work. I am open to all thoughts and suggestions!
1999 Chevrolet S10120,000
fuel gauge reads full one minute then empty the next. don't know how much fuel is in the tank
1999 Chevrolet S10144,000
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.
2000 Chevrolet S1099,867
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.
2003 Chevrolet S10166,800
Having fuel problems every time I turn off key fuel goes down and not giving me right fuel reading wasting fuel than expected
1997 Chevrolet S10123,500
Level always reads high
2003 Chevrolet S1097,000
erratic fuel meter
2000 Chevrolet S10100,000
Never fixed, sold s10
2002 Chevrolet S1065,000
This has been an issue for years, but only in Oregon, with DEQ making me fix it do I have to address it. Dealer wants almost $500 to fix it (including labor). Looking for a mechanic to do it for less. What a rip.
Won't let me put more than 5 gallons of gas in without it spitting gas back out, gas gauge shows 1/4 tank, acts as if it is full
Like everyone else my gauge reads correct level then goes up to over full where I can not even see the needle .
Fuel level sensor failure one minute full next none
2002 Chevrolet S10168,546
My Fuel Level Sensor is irradic and at times drops to "E" causing "Low Fuel" light to illuminate. Replacement of either the Float Ass'y (part of Fuel Pump Ass'y) or entire Fuel Pump Ass'y must be replaced (Remanufactured Pump Assy's are available).
2001 Chevrolet S1084,597
fuel gauge will work at times and then stop
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