fuel gauge 96chevy 5.7

Asked by Cj7720 Mar 26, 2020 at 03:06 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 96 Chevy pickup just replaced gas tank
and fuel pump read fine once I added about 5
gallons of gas after I filled it up the needle flipped
past full and wind go back to normal ?

1 Answer


This is a bad power (+) connection on the gas gauge circuit. Check the wiring starting at the gas tank. The power wire is disconnected or the gauge sending unit in the tank is bad. It's usually a broken power wire though. A bad ground connection will force the gauge to empty or below empty. Hope that helps! Jim

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