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2000 m.y. GM fuel gauge sender - philw41 - 05-16-2007 07:41 AM

I own a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a 2000 Chev C2500. The fuel Gauge sender is shot on both. I went searching on the web and found some non-GM branded replacement units that were a lot cheaper than the GM branded ones. What is the quality/reliability of these "off-branded" units? Are they as good as/better than/worse than the GM ones? Also, how big a job am I looking at? It doesn't seem to be too complicated to me, but I don't have a fully equipped shop, just a drive way and a box of wrenches.

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RE: 2000 m.y. GM fuel gauge sender - CaryJoeYork - 05-16-2007 02:59 PM

First of all, are the replacement units you are looking at come with fuel pump and sending unit combo? If they come with the fuel pump, I personally like using OEM fuel pumps. If it is just the sending unit, I would go for the "off-brand". If they are showing them with the fuel pump, try the dealer and see if just the sending unit is available seperate. As far as the job, the LeSabre tank has to be removed. I can give instructions if needed. The C2500, the easiest way for me with trucks is to remove the bolts that hold the bed to the frame and lift the bed on one side.


RE: 2000 m.y. GM fuel gauge sender - way2old - 05-16-2007 05:20 PM

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RE: 2000 m.y. GM fuel gauge sender - philw41 - 05-16-2007 08:31 PM

CaryJoeYork Wrote:First of all, are the replacement units you are looking at come with fuel pump and sending unit combo? If they come with the fuel pump, I personally like using OEM fuel pumps. If it is just the sending unit, I would go for the "off-brand". If they are showing them with the fuel pump, try the dealer and see if just the sending unit is available seperate. As far as the job, the LeSabre tank has to be removed. I can give instructions if needed. The C2500, the easiest way for me with trucks is to remove the bolts that hold the bed to the frame and lift the bed on one side.

On both of these vehicles, the fuel gauge sender unit is part of the in-tank fuel pump. Hence, the outlandish price. Personally, i think that it must be made of uranium to justify the price. I asked the local buick dealer, and it's all one unit, no separate sender unit.