I had a GM dealer install a new LIFETIME fuel pump and sending unit in my 1996 tahoe just over a year ago. Last week i noticed my fuel gauge was bouncing all over the place due to the fuel splashing around. I took the tahoe in expecting to get a new sending unit or the fuel gauge fixed. The dealer told me that this fuel gauge problem was common in 1996 Tahoe's and other vehicles and in 1997 they made an "update" kit to fix the fuel gauge. They recommend not doing it because it would cost several hundred to fix it with labor and the "update" kits weren't known to last that long anyways. I have searched online to find this 1997 fuel gauge update kit notice with no luck. I am wondering if the dealer gave me this story so they would not have to fix the fuel gauge covered under warranty. I find it hard to believe that if i put a new sending unit in my vehicle that my fuel gauge would still fluctuate like this..... but thats what the dealer is saying.
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1996 5.7 Tahoe Fuel Gauge update. Does it exist?
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