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post #1 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Did i get ripped off??

i paid 545 dollars to get a fuel pump installed and repaired?

The guy said they don't selll those kinds of fuel pumps at like autozone, pepboys etc.

He would need to buy it at the manufacture.

I have a 97 jeep grand cherokee.

And i asked if i could F>R for higher height and he said no cause you would need to get newer shocks, springs, front/rear links or adapters.

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:30 PM
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Yep, ripped

Either pick a different mechanic or pick up a wrench.

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:38 PM
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never trust just one mechanic...
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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dangit, i deposited 400 dollars already...
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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is there a way i could refund it back to my car????

cause i still owe them 145 since i only deposited 400 in my card
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post #6 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 07:14 PM
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Have they done any work yet ? A deposit to me is just that. Tell them you changed your mind and you want your money back.

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post #8 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 07:58 PM
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HOnestly. That's not bad for a mech. to do the work. Even an aftermarket pump is 175-300 ish and say 150 200 for labor. That's not really all that bad. My free jeep. The couple paid 600+ for a new pump. Then put 20 miles on it as it never ran right after the pump was installed. I diagnosed a bad pump and am getting it replaced.
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 09:23 PM
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Dude you didn't get ripped off. It is just expensive to have work done on your car. If you pla- on owning a jeep, i recommend learning to work on it.
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i paid 545 dollars to get a fuel pump installed and repaired?

The guy said they don't selll those kinds of fuel pumps at like autozone, pepboys etc.

He would need to buy it at the manufacture.

I have a 97 jeep grand cherokee.

And i asked if i could F>R for higher height and he said no cause you would need to get newer shocks, springs, front/rear links or adapters.
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 09:28 PM
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My 94 fuel pump was like 280 but i got that at autozone. I dont no where you live but aroubs here mechanics charge extra uf ubder the cars a mess like mud from wheeling. But i dont rly see that being a bad prIce.. I know around here mechanics get around 65-80$ an hour for labor
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post #11 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 09:38 PM
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Actually that is a killer deal for a OEM pump and install.OEM pumps are like $300-$500 alone then it calls for 2 hours to replace the pump and most shops charge $80-$150 per hour for labor so $545 is actually on the cheap side.

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-27-2011, 11:40 PM
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Cost me $900 to have mine done at the dealership almost 10 years ago.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-28-2011, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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sweet thanks guys, now i don't feel all that bad

you guys made my day!
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-28-2011, 01:26 AM
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I did my last fuel pump on my last 89 cherokee in February 3 years ago here in PA. 28 degrees in the sun. Most miserable 2 day experience I've done in awhile. $545? If I had it then I would have spent it. You're okay. Wait till an $1100 bill hits you for a new ECM and crank sensor at the dealership. Mo' money well spent. Welcome to the world of jeep.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-28-2011, 05:10 AM
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Was the reason I joined this forum,repair bills,
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