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Unread 01-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Fuel pump install $1000??

OK so I took my jeep finally to reputable gararge where they finally diagnosed my no start situation as a multiport fuel pump was installed instead of the correct one for throttle body injected....So my question is this...is approximately $1000 too much to have this replaced?? This does include tow = $85...diagnostic = $160...fixing a ground wire and vacuum lines and all other parts and labor...Someone who has more experience than I do tell me whether I am getting rippped off or not...Thanks!

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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Dropping the tank and replacing the pump should take about an hour, if you stop for a 30 minute break half way through.

The pump should be less than $200

Never heard of being charged for diagnostic, unless you decide to not have the work done there.
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FWIW: fuel pumps can be PITA and I try to keep my fuel level up to keep these from going out. $1000 seems high but not too far out of the question for what has to happen. I would have guessed $400.
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It's pretty easy. The hardest part is cutting the forward facing bolts off in order to drop the tank. Sucks, if you don't have them do it then I guess you would need it towed home? Kinda have you by the balls! If you ask me it's way over charged.
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BTW. Who put in the wrong pump and why are they not fixing it?

You can do this job yourself with basic hand tools and a floor jack.
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FWIW: fuel pumps can be PITA and I try to keep my fuel level up to keep these from going out. $1000 seems high but not too far out of the question for what has to happen. I would have guessed $400.
If you guessed $400.00 and they want $1,000. What do you feel is far out? The pump will be $100.00 plus. The labor should be about 4 hours unless you have a rust bucket. $500.00 soundsabout right. Unless it's a rust bucket.
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I bought a Bosch fuel pump for about $100 online. The screen was $20, and a DIY rubber gasket kit was $10. I had to replace mine b/c the brilliant mechanic who did it before me used silicone to seal it. Well, silicone + gasoline = jelly, which in turn, fell to the bottom of the tank and clogged my screen, stopping the flow of fuel. He only charged $150 to do it, so I'm not sure what brand he used. It really doesn't take long, and it's a good learning experience. Word of advice.....invest in a siphon pump ($15) to get the gas out before dropping the tank. $1000 is way too high to pay for this. Not sure if he was intending on replacing the fuel sending unit as well. That's another $200+. Good luck!!
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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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I paid $300 including pump. $1000 is waaaaaayyyyy to high in my opinion.
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If you guessed $400.00 and they want $1,000. What do you feel is far out? The pump will be $100.00 plus. The labor should be about 4 hours unless you have a rust bucket. $500.00 soundsabout right. Unless it's a rust bucket.
I think $1000 seems a bit high and much past would be "far out" (which is what you asked).

Of course, he's already out the "diagnostics", I don't know shop location, and under what pretense he brought it in.

If it was "OMG I GOTTA HAVE THIS SO FIXED LIKE RIGHT NOW" then $1000 sounds about right.

If it was a mechanic he knew and he brought in his toy because he's stumped and this is "when you can take a look at it man" then $300 sounds about right.

But a neglected rust bucket where there's probably a slew of other liabilities to touch on the way, who knows.

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Oh yeah...make sure and ask what the "cash" price is. Sometimes it matters...
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How can some know if you got ripped off, if you had other work done and parts, but, do not mention what this other work is????

"So my question is this...is approximately $1000 too much to have this replaced?? This does include tow = $85...diagnostic = $160...fixing a ground wire and vacuum lines and all other parts and labor...Someone who has more experience than I do tell me whether I am getting rippped off or not...Thanks!
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Drop, full rebuild and replacing my automatic transmission cost 1100. Are they claiming that dropping a tank and changing a pump is comparable???
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Unread 01-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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having to pay 160 for diagnosing the problem should tell you your being ripped. and it doesn't take 4 hours to change a pump like one guy said, 2 hrs tops. they won't have bolt problems if the tank was just out like you say.
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are they putting in a new tank and sending unit at the same time?
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the input guys...Wish I knew more so I could do this myself.
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