you need to replace the gas gauge sending unit in the tank, or your gauge is broken
are you sure it is not the sending unit
Get it repaired at your local car repair shop.
If your gas gauge is not working on your 2000 Impala you need to take it in to a repair shop. There could be a fuse that needs to be replaced to prevent you from running out of gas.
The gauge is part of the fuel pump/float assembly within the gas tank. It is probably a $500.00 repair. It is harmless.
The gas gauge and fuel pump are on two separate circuits tand both go inside the gas tank. The gas gauge usesf a float that moves a resistor according to fuel level. Gas gauges. When you experiewnce the gas gauge not working at all I would look for a disconection external to the tank first. If you cna send six volts from the tank sender to the gauge this should cause the gauge to read. If it does then you know the problem is with the sending unit and it must be removed from the tank to repair or replace.
$600 for a new pump, sending unit and labor
( Fuse # 17 ) is a 15 amp fuse for the fuel gauge on a 1993 Ford Explorer according to my Chilton repair manual
Yes, you splice a small length of 16 gauge wire to 18 gauge wire for a repair.
The gas gauge is in the instrument cluster , the sending unit for the gas gauge is inside the gas tank combined with the electric fuel pump
probably no gas, if there is gas then your gauge in the tank is broken or frozen
The most common cause for a malfunctioning fuel gauge its the sending unit. It is located in the top of the fuel tank and the tank must be removed to replace it.
The most common problem is the sender unit is not working. The sender unit is inisde the gas tank and can be dangerous to try to replace if you are not used to doing this kind of work. There are specialty shops that do gas tank and radiator repair and they can assist in the repair.
If the gas gauge stops working is there a fuse for it?
First check the fuse for the 2003 Cavalier gauge. Next check the fuel sending unit in the fuel tank to insure that its working properly. Check the gauge next, then the wiring for the system. One of these units is causing your gauge to not work.
I would start by checking the fuse for your gas gauge According to my Haynes repair manual 1991 through 1994 Explorers, the engine wiring schematic shows a 15 amp fuse in location # 17 for the fuel gauge.
first you need to find out if its the gauge or sending unit in the tank ,the wireing ext....inspect the wiring for breaks ,check the sending unit (see factory repair manual ) check dash gauge (see also factory repair manual)sometimes the float on the sending unit will get a hole in it and sink the sending unit ...then the gauge will read out as empty
the most likely fix for it is to take the sending unit out of the tank and check the contacts for the resistors on it. then try to repair if possible or replace it.
The manual says replace the gage if it doesn't read when parked on level ground and gas in the tank.
your gas gauge float is in the gas tank you have to drop your gas tank and take out sending unit but if the gas gauge is not reading right you should check the ground wire on the gas tank
The fault could be the sending unit or the dash gauge.
Several things can cause the gas gauge to not work. Check the fuel gauge fuse, the wiring, the gauge, and the fuel sending unit to find the problem.
It is a gas tank fuel level gauge that operates without the use of electronics.
I looked at my Chilton repair manual and the engine wiring schematic for a 1994 Ford Explorer shows ( fuse # 17 - 15 amp - for fuel gauge )
Start by checking the fuse. The 1991 to 1994 Ford Explorers have a 15 amp fuse in location # 17 of the fuse panel for the fuel gauge. (according to my Haynes repair manual)