1999 Chevrolet Malibu Gas Gauge problem?
Whatsup everyone? This my first post, hopefully someone can help me out with this.
I just recently purchased a 99' Malibu V6 LS. I was originally going to fix it and sell it, because I got such a good deal on it. What was supposed to be a weekend of repairs, turned into a 2 week endeavor. Mostly Autozone's fault, but it was one thing after the other. I ended up replacing almost the entire front braking system (brackets, pads, rotors, guide pins), both wheel hubs, brake line, rear wheel cylinder, and a new battery. And Autozone kept giving me the wrong parts, or would order them and they never come in on time. Ughh....
After the car was finally done I took it for a spin. I loved the ride, and it was a completely different change from what I'm used to (Honda Civc). Although I love my civic for the nimble ride, I love the Malibu's relaxed ride. I decided to keep it because of this actually, but I think there's a problem with the gas gauge. I always fill my cars up when I first get them to test gas mileage. So after doing so I drove maybe 29 miles, and my gas gauge read 3/4 already? The way it looks I'll be lucky if I hit 200 miles to the tank. The car is driving fine, and doesn't seem to running weird. Shouldn't I be getting close to almost 300 or so to the tank? What gas mileage should be expected for normal driving? I live in upstate NY and theres a lot of open roads, so not city driving. And is this a common problem for the Malibu's/GM's?