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Diagnose my gas gauge not working, what to do first, etc?

(1999 Chevrolet Tahoe)
in Canyon Country, CA on October 04, 2015
Put gas in stays on empty.
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on October 04, 2015
most likely fuel sender is bad,rarely the gauge in dash.the float/switch located in the fuel tank,part of the fuel pump module assembly.must replace entire assembly to correct this,not sold separate.or just keep it full all the time.
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on October 05, 2015
stevieray1 thank you for your response. Keeping the tank full all of the time is almost as expensive as replacing the assembly, lol.
on October 05, 2015
well sorry about that.there is a BIG tank on it.for some reason the chevys have a high failure rate on the senders and the fuel pump.i know people who don't really care about fixing it.they just use the trip button on the odometer to keep up with the miles.they go fill up,set trip button to ZERO,and if they know they get around 400 miles to the tank full,when they put around 300-325 miles on it,just repeat.go back to get gas,set trip to ZERO and start over.fuel is down down here to around $1.80 per gallon right now.
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