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

2002 Chevy Suburban: Fuel gauge reads empty, but tank is half full. Also, low fuel light comes on. Now that tank is full, light is off and gauge reads full. What is the problem?

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    Radio not working turns on but no sound,driver seat control doesent work,sunroof not working,fuel gauge reads empty even though tank is full

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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

  • Gary Collins Aug 21, 2014

    how do I troubleshoot to see if it is the plunger or sending unit or the gauge?

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It is also very possible that it is the stepper motor inside the cluster. If any of your other gauges are acting up I would look at replacing the stepper motor. GM is know for bad stepper motors. The cluster comes out very easy. If you know how to soder you can most likely do the repair yourself. You can but stepper motors from eBay relatively cheap. All the gauges use the same motor.

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