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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Express 3500 Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Express 3500 Problem
Electrical & Lights Affected: Gasoline
Average Mileage: 90,721 mi (28,940 mi - 172,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Express 3500, 172,000 mi
the fuel level shakes really fast
The GM Tahoe did a recall... But my "Bus" and Bonneville I just use the milage to fill by...
Very common GM Problem...?
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Express 3500
fuel guage not reading right not fixed yet
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Express 3500, 100,000 mi
Our gas level indicator fluttlers fast, and rests at all different places.
Our mechanic said it wouldn't be cost effective to fix it because, while the part is cheap, the cost in the labor involved would make it not worthwhile.
Our solution: ALWAYS completely fill the tank. ALWAYS reset the trip milelage button at fill up. We know that generally we can drive about 400 mile hwy before fill up. Around town, I fill it at 300. Your mileage may vary. We know our city mpg is about 11-13mpg. On the road, 17 if we are lucky.
:) Just never forget to reset that mile indicator and you'll be good to go!
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Express 3500, 100,386 mi
Failure of fuel gauge, reads half full at all times.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500, 83,000 mi
gas gauge gets crazy on a third tank of gas. have not corrected problem yet.