: 96 Fleetwood fuel sending unit question



96FleetHood
04-12-13, 12:32 AM
So I'm finally getting my car back from the paint shop this week (will post pics) and now I plan on fixing the sending unit. My fuel gauge says its full most of the time and when im running low on gas the gauge will sometimes go down. Was just wondering what the average cost is to replace the sending unit. And if its not to much of a pain to install myself. Been searching online and haven't found any good answers. So any advice is truly appreciated

jayoldschool
04-12-13, 01:15 AM
About 150 bucks with a new pump, you have to drop the tank, and you need a cheap fuel fitting disconnect tool.

96FleetHood
04-12-13, 01:24 AM
I see that the pump is around 150. So would you recommended taking it to a shop to get done or do it myself?

MoistCabbage
04-12-13, 06:30 AM
Do you want, and are you capable of doing it yourself?

turbojimmy
04-12-13, 01:53 PM
It's not a bad job to do yourself. Just make sure you empty the fuel tank otherwise it's stupid heavy.

Here's my thread on it: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/rwd-19xx-1984-deville-fleetwood-1985/271115-changing-fuel-level-sender.html

alexgrig
04-13-13, 12:35 PM
fuel sender genuine AC Delco near $300

turbojimmy
04-13-13, 12:49 PM
The Spectra unit I got was $106 to my door from Amazon.

96FleetHood
04-13-13, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the advice guys I appreciate it. Oh I forgot to mention this too but the guy I bought my caddy from told me he had barely put a brand new fuel pump before I bought the car. So I still need to buy a whole new pump?

onecool
04-13-13, 08:08 PM
Fuel sending unit and fuel pump are usually two different items.

jayoldschool
04-13-13, 08:18 PM
Yes, just remove the pump and put in your new sender.