Fuel gauge issue on 1998 buick lesabre

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ejbrown4930

Fuel gauge issue on 1998 buick lesabre

Unread post by ejbrown4930 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:09 pm

My 1998 Buick Lesabre V6 (3800) just started to have an issue with the light.
Fuel light is on even though it has a full tank.
When it starts the needle is on full but immediately drops to empty.
any ideas?

 

Steppingin

Re: fule gauge issue on 1998 buick lesabre

Unread post by Steppingin » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:20 pm

Most common problem of fuel gauge doing this is the fuel level sensor in the tank.
The tank would need to be removed, then the fuel pump assembly, then the sensor can be replaced.
Cost is about $40 at a parts store.

ejbrown4930

Re: Fuel gauge issue on 1998 buick lesabre

Unread post by ejbrown4930 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:50 am

Thanks for the response.
I am not very mechanically inclined.
Any idea what it would cost to have it done somewhere?

Steppingin

Re: Fuel gauge issue on 1998 buick lesabre

Unread post by Steppingin » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Expect to pay approx. 2-1/2 to 3 hours labor, multiplied by the shop labor rate.

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