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Chevrolet Express 3500 Fuel Level Sensor Failure

Chevrolet Express 3500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Electrical & Lights Affected: Gasoline

Average Mileage: 94,389 mi (28,940 mi - 175,789 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • Visitor, , 172,000 mi

    the fuel level shakes really fast

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  • Visitor, , 175,789 mi

    Gas gauge reads different when turning off.Then when I put more gas in the gauge move back and forth.Have replace fuel pump with new one.Still have same problem.

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  •  Rookie

    The GM Tahoe did a recall... But my "Bus" and Bonneville I just use the milage to fill by...
    Very common GM Problem...?

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  • fuel guage not reading right not fixed yet

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  • Visitor, , 100,386 mi

    Failure of fuel gauge, reads half full at all times.

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  • Visitor, , 83,000 mi

    gas gauge gets crazy on a third tank of gas. have not corrected problem yet.

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