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Gas Gauge is... Off

Posted by Liam (more from Liam) on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:18:15 Share Post by Email
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Well, DTE=60 is actually DTE=AAA

I've run out of gas 2x now with my 01 9-5. The gauge is no longer correct. When full (just topped off) it sometimes goes to completely empty (light on, gauge on E). That only lasts for 10-30 seconds, then it pops back.

When its actually empty, it tells me I still have 60 or so miles. So if I forget... I'm dead on the side of the road.

Do I need to replace the sending unit completely? If so, is that a pump AND sending unit?

Could it be a bad wire that I should check first?

I've replaced the fuel pump (pump only if I recall) many years ago. I think its only on the 2nd pump of its life.

Thanks in advance.

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