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Old 07-31-2013, 02:46 PM
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My fuel gauge needle is jumping around. I fill up my tank and if I go up a hill the needle gauge jumps down so the idiot light goes on that I am low on gas. Okay so I bring it in to my mechanic this week he says that this is a common saturn problem and says there is a part that will fix the problem. No need to replace the whole fuel tank just get this part. Sorry but I do not have part number here with me. So he goes to test the car after part is put in and says it is still not working right? So what I thought would be a 4 hour job had brake job done also is now turning into a 2 day job. So they are now trying to trouble shoot the problem? Maybe a wiring problem? Anyone had this problem?

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I'm sorry. but I do not understand... You brought your car to a mechanic to fix a problem with your fuel gauge, and he spends 4 hours working on the brakes, and when he is finished, the gauge still doesn't work right??? What am I missing here?
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:02 PM
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Sorry for not being clear. I brought my 2001 saturn in for brake problem, oil change, and to fix my fuel gauge problem. At this point the brakes are done, and the oil change. But the fule gauge is still not working after the part has been put in. sorry I do not have my receipt with me with the p/n.
I remember the mechanic saying when I brought the car in yesterday that this is a common problem with GM cars? Never had this happen before.
So the problem now is that the tech test drove the car after putting this part in and the gauge still jumping around. That was yesterday so I call this am and they are still working on trying to find out why after putting this part in the fuel gauge still not working.
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I'd like to know what the so called problem with Saturn cars is. Seeing I've owned a number of them without a problem. I've driven nothing but Saturn's for the last 13 years so I'd like to know what to look out for.

Maybe this "mechanic" is a former Boeing engineer and really has no idea what he's doing.

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:59 PM
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Yeah, the 2 Saturns I have owned have never had a fuel gauge problem. Also, the fuel sending unit is built into the fuel pump unit, not the fuel tank, is it not? Why would one need an entire fuel tank for the sending unit. Sounds fishy.
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They used to put for lack of a better term baffles in the fuel tank to keep fuel from moving uncontrollably in the tank to allow the gage to read right but I not sure if they still do that or not. The baffles would come loose from time to time.
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lol

no need to replace the whole fuel tank, or the taillights. I can fix it, I built the Dreamliner. I know fuel and electrical.
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