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1997 Cadillac DeVille Question: why doesn't electronic gas gauge work? How & how much to repair it?

 

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stormy10000, Lodi, CA, March 24, 2014, 19:38
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Has not worked since car was purchased used with less than 50 K miles.

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    G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG March 24, 2014, 20:25
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    Most likely the sending unit in the gas tank.

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    stormy10000, March 25, 2014, 10:24
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    Thank you for your answer and help Professor G!
    Will have my mechanic check it out.
    Again Thanks! stormy 10000

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 25, 2014, 06:42
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    HAVE SOMEONE WITH A TECH 2 SCANNER DO A GAUGE SWEEP TEST TO MAKE SURE THE GAUGE IS GOOD FIRST THEN SUSPECT FUEL SENDING UNIT OR WIRING

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    stormy10000, March 25, 2014, 10:31
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    Thank you so much for your answer globalhelper! My mechanic is pretty "up" with new technology so will have him check it out. I am rather tired of using my trip mileage indicator to "guess" how many more miles I can travel, based on mpg average.
    Again many thanks!
    stormy10000

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