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#4724984 - 04/12/18 06:27 PM Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5461
Loc: Michigan
Been without a accurate fuel gauge for quite a while. I was afraid to fix it because I thought it would mean a new pump and the hassle of dropping the tank.

To my surprise GM made a fuel pump access port in the trunk and the sensor can be bought alone.

The repair wasn't hard but the stupid rubber gasket was too thick to allow the fuel pump to go down far enough to twist the locking ring back down. We wasted a lot of time messing around and ended up putting the old one back on. Problem solved and gas gauge works!


Edited by ZZman (04/12/18 06:28 PM)
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#4724989 - 04/12/18 06:34 PM Re: Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 09/23/14
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Loc: Toronto Canada
I love it when a plan comes together.

A suggestion... to check the accuracy of the new sender, run it down reasonably low and fill it up. Check how much gas it takes and compare it to the capacity of the tank listed in the owner's manual. This will give you an idea of how much gas you have left. Sometimes the new sender unit tells a different story.


Edited by WobblyElvis (04/12/18 06:37 PM)

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#4725001 - 04/12/18 06:52 PM Re: Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal [Re: ZZman]
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Good thing you had an access hole.
I wish they all had them.
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#4725037 - 04/12/18 07:31 PM Re: Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal [Re: ZZman]
Trav Offline


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Just for future info when this happens run 2 bottles of techron total cleaner in a full tank of fuel, if it begins working repeat on the next full tank then change the oil.
GM had a TSB on this issue, it worked on other makes also.
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#4725060 - 04/12/18 07:54 PM Re: Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal [Re: Trav]
dlundblad Offline


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Originally Posted By: Trav
Just for future info when this happens run 2 bottles of techron total cleaner in a full tank of fuel, if it begins working repeat on the next full tank then change the oil.
GM had a TSB on this issue, it worked on other makes also.


Very interesting.

My Blazer's fuel gauge doesn't work. Just been getting gas every 280 miles.

Certainly worth a try if mine is included. It seems to briefly work right after getting gas, but that's about it.
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#4725379 - 04/13/18 06:43 AM Re: Replaced fuel level sensor on 2002 Regal [Re: dlundblad]
Trav Offline


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Many cars up to about 2006 had problems, its ethanol corrosion of the rheostat, if it still works but is not accurate or drops out after a time the Techron may well fix it. Its worth a shot before digging in to replace it.
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