What Are Some Common Problems With the 2001 Chevy Silverado Fuel Gauge?


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RepairPal.com only lists one common problem with the fuel gauge of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado: erratic sensor operation making the gauge read the fuel level incorrectly. Repairing this problem requires replacing the vehicle's fuel level sensor. This problem affects both 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2500 HD vehicles.

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Another problem common to Chevrolet Silverado fuel systems is a fuel pump failure that causes the engine to stall and crank upon ignition but not fully restart. To avoid this problem, replace the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to prevent forcing the fuel pump to strain itself while in operation. This is a common issue on a number of Silverados with 4.3-liter V-6 engines, 4.8-liter V-6 engines and 5.3-liter V-8 engines manufactured between the years 1999 and 2013. It typically manifests after about 100,000 miles, but has been known to occur after as few as 10,000 miles or as many as 213,000 miles.

The 2001 Chevrolet Silverado has a 4.8-liter V-8 engine and an automatic transmission. User reviews on Kelley Blue Book typically give it above-average ratings for reliability at high mileages, although owners of 2001 Silverados with high mileage should eventually have the entire fuel pump module replaced in order to guarantee the best performance. Typically, this problem occurs after anywhere between 30,000 and 256,000 miles. Erratic fuel gauge operation is a common problem on Chevrolet Silverado vehicles manufactured between the years 1999 and 2013, with exception to the years 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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