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2008 hhr fuel gauge read half but ran out of gas

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Replace the whole pump assembly while in there, that way everything is new
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The float that moves the gas hand is possibly stuck in the tank. If there's isn't an access hole in the rear of the vehicle you'll have to drop the tank. Unless it becomes free on it's own. Hope this is helpful. Please rate. Thanks

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Fuel Gauge Not Reading

you might wanna check the contact on the floater i had that problem so i just bent the contacts closer and that worked for me

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Suburban: Fuel gauge reads empty, tank is half full

Youre gauge is controlled by a plunger in the fuel tank which is attached to the sensor and the fuel gauge. it sounds like when the plunger goes down half way its either getting stuck down lower then it should. Needs replacing. Any mechanic can do this install for you.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Buick Lesabre - Fuel Gauge not showing correct reading.

sounds like you probably need a fuel level sender. it's located in the trunk on the right hand side attached to the fuel pump. I got one on ebay for about 20.00, but you might as well replace the fuel pump while you're at it, as it can go bad with time.

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SOURCE: 2001 chevy silverado 4.8 gas gauge not working properly

Fairly common problem with GM vehicles. The sending unit in your tank has a small circuit board that an arm is attached to which moves up and down according to your fuel level. This circuit board and arm are not making good contact. Unfortunately the only good solution is to replace this part.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

Testimonial: "thought probably that was it but better off replacing whole unit .i was for for gauge proplem thanks. "

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