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01 s10 gas gauge goes either full or empty

I have a 01 210 that the gas gauge will either say full or empty there is gas in it and I have to fill it up evey 250 miles just to make sure I dont run out of gas any suggestions.

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Sounds to be a faulty tank sender unit, these senders use a fine coiled wire on which a brush slides along to vary its resistance.
If the coiled wire breaks midway, the only readings will be full or empty.
I think sender unit is mounted to internal fuel pump on this model (top of fuel tank)
Hope this helps, regards

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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