GMC Savana 2500 Fuel Level Sending Unit Replacement Cost

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Fuel Level Sending Unit Replacement
The average cost for a GMC Savana 2500 fuel level sending unit replacement is between $771 and $963. Labor costs are estimated between $201 and $254 while parts are priced between $570 and $709. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.

How does the fuel level sending unit work?

In most systems, the fuel level sensor will have a mechanical arm extending to the top of the fuel inside the tank. It will float on the top of the fuel, and as the arm moves down, the signal strength from the sending unit decreases. That information is eventually sent to the fuel level gauge for driver awareness. When the arm gets low enough, the light on the dashboard will be turned on, alerting the driver to stop for fuel.

What are the symptoms related to a bad fuel level sending unit?

When the fuel level sending unit fails, the fuel gauge will fail to operate, and, in some vehicles, the check engine light may illuminate. The on-board diagnostic (OBD) trouble codes stored will be relative to the fuel level sensor if the check engine light does illuminate. As no other symptoms rely on the fuel tank level, no other symptoms are expected.

Can I drive with a fuel level sending unit problem?

The vehicle can be driven without the fuel gauge. Most people use the trip meter and fill up the gas tank every time they reach their prefered mileage. The biggest risk is carrying gasoline or diesel fuel inside of the vehicle, or in the trunk. If gasoline is carried in case you run out, it must be outside the vehicle. The fumes inside the vehicle can cause injury and death.

How often do fuel level sending units need to be replaced?

Fuel level sending units are hardly ever faulty, and require no maintenance throughout their lifecycle. Most vehicles on the road today will never have sending unit failure.