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How do you fix the fuel gauge in a 2000 impala

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How do you fix the fuel gauge in a 2000 impala
What is it doing? Does it work at all?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

It goes to full when you feel it up but then it will stay there for a long time and then drop to half a tank then all the was empty with no set pattern we have to keep track of fuel milage to keep from running out of gas

That is indicative of a bad fuel level sender. It is located in the fuel tank attached to the fuel pump. We have seen a lot of problems with them since ethanol was added to the fuel.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do i have to replace the whole fuel pump. and also what is the best way to get to this part to replace it.
You will need to check with the dealer for the fuel sender, my parts listing does not show it separate but many times the dealer will have it even though mine says no, I always call and ask. The fuel module is accessed through a plate in the trunk under the carpet, almost up to the rear seat. Once you remove the plate (4 screws) you have to remove a retainer ring and the whole fuel module comes out, the sender is attached to it. Make sure you relieve fuel system pressure before taking any hoses loose.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for the info you have been very helpful

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