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    The fuel gauge on my 2004 GMC Yukon did a strange thing yesterday. It pinned the fuel gauge showing way over full. At first I was thinking the sending unit has gone bad, but when the car is turned off the gauge only drops to half instead of all the way down. Because the gauge drops to half when the car is turned off and not all the way down I am beginning to think it may be a problem with the gauge cluster. There was a know issue and a Technical Service Bulliten for defective gauge clusters in 2004 GM trucks.

    What do you think? Gauge cluster problem or sending unit going bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdvschvy View Post
    The fuel gauge on my 2004 GMC Yukon did a strange thing yesterday. It pinned the fuel gauge showing way over full. At first I was thinking the sending unit has gone bad, but when the car is turned off the gauge only drops to half instead of all the way down. Because the gauge drops to half when the car is turned off and not all the way down I am beginning to think it may be a problem with the gauge cluster. There was a know issue and a Technical Service Bulliten for defective gauge clusters in 2004 GM trucks.

    What do you think? Gauge cluster problem or sending unit going bad?
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    Had the same problem with mine. I know there is a recall and should be under warranty.

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    Is that the only gauge acting up. My wifes '03 started with the fuel gauge then went on to the MPH, Tach.

    sounds like the cluster, I think if you have under 70k miles they will replace it, not positive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C View Post
    Is that the only gauge acting up. My wifes '03 started with the fuel gauge then went on to the MPH, Tach.

    sounds like the cluster, I think if you have under 70k miles they will replace it, not positive though.
    special policy 07187 it is covered to 70K miles...between 70 and 80K GM will pay for the part, not the labor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C View Post
    Is that the only gauge acting up. My wifes '03 started with the fuel gauge then went on to the MPH, Tach.

    sounds like the cluster, I think if you have under 70k miles they will replace it, not positive though.
    Same thing happened on my Avalanche, temp guage, fuel guage, then spedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x7734x View Post
    Same thing happened on my Avalanche, temp guage, fuel guage, then spedo.
    Next you might start getting the noise from the steering column under the dash (forget the name of the peice).
    They don't make the part for my wifes car anymore so every other oil change it gets lubed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C View Post
    Next you might start getting the noise from the steering column under the dash (forget the name of the peice).
    They don't make the part for my wifes car anymore so every other oil change it gets lubed up.
    intermediate steering shaft

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicudmore View Post
    intermediate steering shaft

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    and a fine job your doing
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    The only problem with chevy's are the clusters
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivergames View Post
    The only problem with chevy's are the clusters

    My power steering hose is leaking. Other than that no problems so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicudmore View Post
    special policy 07187 it is covered to 70K miles...between 70 and 80K GM will pay for the part, not the labor
    yep, they'll cover up to 80k on the part, you pay labor. did 2 today

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicudmore View Post
    intermediate steering shaft

    Dan <-----just here to help
    Yep, replaced the intermediate shaft about 6 months ago

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    Thought I was on the right track with the cluster. Made arrangments to drop it off at the dealer and have it taken care of. I am over 70K so it looks like I will be paying for the labor. Will GM replace the part and let me do the work myself or would they require I pay the high dealer labor rate?

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