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Old 05-11-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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My fuel gauge was working fine until J and J Auto (mobile mechanics) replaced my fuel pump.It was stuck on full.They came back to fix it and now it's stuck on the 1/2 mark.My odometer is broke so I need my gauge fixed. Does anybody know any good mechanics that deal with these type of repairs? I've learned from dealing with J and J Auto it's not an easy repair for some mechanics.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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It's a 92 Chevy Caprice-305 engine-156,000 miles
Fuel gauge worked fine before fuel pump replaced.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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It's sending unit. Not the gauge. Sending unit is next to pump and it's easy to jam it somewhere or have wire re-connected loosely or not having good ground re-established.
Pump and sending unit should be easily accessible via service window underneath the rear seat cushion, unless GM went nuts on this car and did not have one installed. What I am saying, it should be - if it's there - to pull cushion out and check on all the wires.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The mechanic that replaced the pump said it (sending unit) probably got jammed somehow.He came out a 2nd time this week to fix it and it still doesn't work like it did before he ever touched it.He's the mechanic, shouldn't he know the correct way to do this?I don't recall him going under the rear seat cushion.Could my sending unit have been damaged during the install of the pump?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Some of them did have the fuel pump and sending unit together as one unit, such as the Dodge Dakotas of the mid 1990s. I have also seen several such as the 1994 S10 Blazer where there is no choice but to drop the tank to get to it.
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