Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C5 Tech
Corvette Tech/Performance: LS1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine, Tech Topics, Basic Tech, Maintenance, How to Remove & Replace Sponsored by
Karl Chevrolet

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
Jtirwin27
CF Senior Member
 
Jtirwin27's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
jtirwin27
Default fuel gauge stopped working

I was crusing up the interstate with a half tank of gas and the needle bottomed out and low fuel light came on. I saw there was a fuel pump fuse (20a) but it looked fine.

Last edited by Jtirwin27; 05-10-2012 at 08:09 PM. Reason: grammar
Jtirwin27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
Paul 75 L82
CF Senior Member
 
Paul 75 L82's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2000
Location: Royal Palm Beach Florida
Send a message via AIM to Paul 75 L82
Default

Have you been using Teckron?
Paul 75 L82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
chefsal
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Default fuel gage

hey..... common problem for all c5's. try techron concentrate. that might do the trick. you most likely have a fuel sending problem. expensive to fix (about 800 dollars) its caused from sulpher build up but techron and good gas only and it might be the solution. i actually changed the unit and the problem came back. since then i have used that stuff in every third tank full and it has not happened since. if you search the forum you will find this problem alot.......
chefsal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
Jtirwin27
CF Senior Member
 
Jtirwin27's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
jtirwin27
Default

Yea i use tekron 93 octane only. I guess its a trip to the shop for me. I have 50/50 warranty. I guess its watchin trip mileage til monday
Jtirwin27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
Jtirwin27
CF Senior Member
 
Jtirwin27's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
jtirwin27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jtirwin27 View Post
Yea i use tekron 93 octane only. I guess its a trip to the shop for me. I have 50/50 warranty. I guess its watchin trip mileage til monday
Chevron gas only
Jtirwin27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
Jtirwin27
CF Senior Member
 
Jtirwin27's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
jtirwin27
Default

Annnnnnnnd problem solved. Thx guys!
Jtirwin27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
65GGvert
CF Senior Member
 
65GGvert's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2006
Location: Kannapolis NC
Send a message via AIM to 65GGvert
Default

Care to share what solved the problem?
65GGvert is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
Jtirwin27
CF Senior Member
 
Jtirwin27's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
jtirwin27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 65GGvert View Post
Care to share what solved the problem?
20oz texhron concentrate. Full tank of gas fill up.and about 7 miles of driving
Jtirwin27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
rebelheart
CF Senior Member
 
rebelheart's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: Lacombe Louisiana
Default

Techron is your friend!
rebelheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
MrDavid
CF Senior Member
 
MrDavid's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2011
Location: Boiling Springs SC
Default

Guess I'm going to get some Techron today. My gauge just fell to E with 3/4 tank of gas.
MrDavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
oh1vette
CF Senior Member
 
oh1vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2008
Location: Youngsville North Carolina
Default

Check AutoZone and Advance - they're usually running 2 for 1 sales....
oh1vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
ZeeOSix
CF Senior Member
 
ZeeOSix's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2002
Location: F22 Raptor Country
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jtirwin27 View Post
Yea i use tekron 93 octane only. I guess its a trip to the shop for me. I have 50/50 warranty. I guess its watchin trip mileage til monday
For you guys that don't know ... if you clear the trouble-code associated with a dead fuel gauge with the DIC, the gauge function will come back until the code sets again.
ZeeOSix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
nvusgt
CF Senior Member
 
nvusgt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2009
Send a message via MSN to nvusgt
Default

Sucky thing is I tried techron 3 times (separate fill ups of course, consecutively) when filling up and still got this dang problem and code.

Not sure what else to do. Haven't gone to the dealer cause it's a $240 program upgrade or some such nonsense.
nvusgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
bighank
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2006
Location: Silver Spring MD
Default Try some Seafoam in the tank

Have used both Techron and Seafoam to get gas gauge senders going again. Don't use both at the same time.
bighank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #15
MrDavid
CF Senior Member
 
MrDavid's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2011
Location: Boiling Springs SC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bighank View Post
Have used both Techron and Seafoam to get gas gauge senders going again. Don't use both at the same time.
Ironically, I have both in the tank now. I have driven 80 miles thus far and nothing has changed. I am going to delete the code tomorrow and see if anything changes.
MrDavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #16
MrDavid
CF Senior Member
 
MrDavid's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2011
Location: Boiling Springs SC
Default

Deleted the code causing the "check engine" light and fuel gauge immediately started working again.
MrDavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #17
VetteLog
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeeOSix View Post
For you guys that don't know ... if you clear the trouble-code associated with a dead fuel gauge with the DIC, the gauge function will come back until the code sets again.
How can I clear the code? I went to a shop that had OBD-II and they said they cannot clear it because the OBD-II only handles emission-related codes.
VetteLog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #18
VetteLog
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDavid View Post
Deleted the code causing the "check engine" light and fuel gauge immediately started working again.
Care to share how you deleted the code?
VetteLog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #19
VetteLog
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nvusgt View Post
Sucky thing is I tried techron 3 times (separate fill ups of course, consecutively) when filling up and still got this dang problem and code.

Not sure what else to do. Haven't gone to the dealer cause it's a $240 program upgrade or some such nonsense.
Good for you. I went and had been charged with that "nonsense." Of course, it did not fix the issue otherwise that would make sense.
VetteLog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #20
painter306
CF Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Send a message via Yahoo to painter306
Default

To delete the code with the key on hold 'option' and press 'fuel' four times the dic will then scroll through all the codes in the car, you can either watch em all or press reset to skip to manual mode. If i remember youll have p1416 hc h is historical c is current. Use 'option' and 'trip' to change sections and 'fuel' and 'gauge' to scroll through all the codes in a section. You can either clear the codes one at a time by viewing them and holding reset' until it beeps, or holding 'reset' while the section is being displayed. This an also be done while the engine is running. If you reset and something is still causing the code condition itll come right back. I got bored in traffic and ran through all the codes i had this morning.
painter306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Tech
Reload this Page fuel gauge stopped working
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
65, c5, corvette, forums, fuel, gage, gas, gauge, sensor, stopped


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Line cole2rch C1 & C2 Corvettes 4 02-28-2014 01:19 PM
Picture please of where Fuel press reg is Lucky86 C4 Tech/Performance 4 07-18-2013 08:17 PM
1992 Corvette No fuel pressure Atl_monte C4 Tech/Performance 10 06-23-2013 07:14 AM
Fuel Tank Strap for 87 bdaum2112 C4 Parts for Sale/Wanted 1 05-23-2013 11:51 AM
Stock fuel rail covers rnelson11 C5 General 1 08-21-2012 02:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2