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This is a discussion on Camaro Problem within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a question about my gas hand. My gas hand moves up and down no matter if I fill ...

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    Camaro Problem

    I have a question about my gas hand. My gas hand moves up and down no matter if I fill up or burning the gas that is in the gas tank. Is there anybody else has this trouble that I have and tell me what I need to do to stop the gas hand from moving?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    you need a new fuel sending unit its connected on the side of your fuel pump. and that is located in your gas tank.

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    Hey Slonot81,
    Thanks for the info about the gas hand. How much trouble is it to get to change out old and new the sending unit that is located in the gas tank? Is the gas tank located behind the back seat of the car? Are there any steps I should go by from starting on it to getting the sending unit replaced?

    Thanks Slonot81,
    Steve

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    I got this from my work this should help if your gonna do this yourself it should take about 4 hours to do and there is no other way to get at the fuel sending unit and most come with the fuel pump and they are usually expensive so good luck! if you have any other questions feel free to message me back. REMOVAL PROCEDURE

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    Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    Perform the Fuel Pressure Release Procedure.
    Drain the fuel tank.
    Remove the fuel tank filler pocket.
    Raise the vehicle.
    Remove the fuel filler pipe shield.
    Remove the exhaust system from the catalytic converter back.
    Remove the exhaust pipe heat shield and the exhaust muffler heat shield.
    Remove the rear axle assembly.
    Clean all fuel pipe connections and surrounding areas before disconnecting the fuel pipes in order to avoid possible contamination of the fuel system.
    Disconnect the EVAP pipes (1) at the EVAP canister (2).
    Disconnect the fuel return pipe (4).
    Disconnect the EVAP purge pipe (3).
    Disconnect the fuel feed pipe at the fuel filter inlet.
    Disconnect the fuel tank vent valve from the rear brake hose bracket.
    Remove the rear pipe clip.
    Disconnect the fuel sender and the fuel pressure sensor electrical connectors.
    Disconnect the electrical harness clip (2) from the fuel tank flange (1).
    With the aid of an assistant, support the fuel tank.
    Remove the left fuel tank strap attaching bolt (3) from the underbody bracket (1).
    Do not bend the fuel tank straps. Bending the fuel tank straps may damage the straps.
    Lower the left fuel tank strap (2).
    Remove the EVAP canister vent solenoid and bracket (4).
    Remove the right fuel tank strap attaching bolt.
    Lower the right fuel tank strap.
    Remove the fuel tank.
    Place the fuel tank in a suitable work area.
    Remove the fuel tank insulators if necessary.
    Remove the fuel sender assembly (3) and the rear fuel and EVAP pipes from the fuel tank.

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    The gas tank is above the rear axle. Its not a big deal but putting the tank back in at the right angle if the car is not high enough takes a big.

    You can do it in one day of work though.

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    What I did last time is when I got the tank out I clearanced the sheet metal where the filler neck goes and repainted it to make it easier to get in and out again if I ever have to do it again. You'll see what I'm talking about when you're pulling the tank. The 98's have a metal filler neck which makes it a bitch to get in and out of that filler neck area. You don't really have to clearance it much, a little will help a lot.
    The biggest pain about this whole job is the stuff you have to do to get to the dropping the tank point. Exhaust has to come off, panhard bar and brace, and lower the rear as far down as you can get it. Watch the brake lines on the drivers side. There's a central block over there that bolts to the car. Take that mounting bolt out so there's slack in those lines when you lower the rear and then just keep your eye on them so you don't break a line.

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