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11-26-2014 11:19 AM
wavsine
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Originally Posted by BeastMD View Post
I had to pay well over $500 for a fuel pump replacement in my old truck, plus when they dropped the tank they spilled half of the fuel all over the floor.
There is an old mechanic's trick that will sometimes get an in tank fuel pump working again. I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that I had not driven in a while and the electric pump was stuck and inoperative. A couple of blows to the fuel tank with a rubber mallet and the pump started singing. Never failed again. I thought I was going to have to drop the tank so I got lucky.

Some cars have access ports under the back seat to get at the in tank pump without having to drop the tank. We are not so lucky with the MK3 so yes, it is an expensive repair.

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Originally Posted by valmundo View Post
My dealership wanted to charge me $179 to change the cabin air filter, air filter, fuel filter and oil change. Really?

I would like to see the look on the service writer's face when you ask him if they installed your new fuel filter as part of the $179 special and then show him a picture of the in tank fuel pump with integrated fuel filter...

"Do you need to keep my car a little longer to complete the rest of the work you advertised in your special?"
11-26-2014 10:53 AM
BeastMD I had to pay well over $500 for a fuel pump replacement in my old truck, plus when they dropped the tank they spilled half of the fuel all over the floor.
11-26-2014 09:49 AM
Juicedz ^.....I cringe at the thought of a labor quote on something like that!
11-25-2014 08:47 PM
ELCouz
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Originally Posted by wavsine View Post
The fuel filter in the MK3 is integrated in the fuel tank and is not serviceable. It is a "lifetime" filter. If the dealership claims to replace the fuel filter then you would have to get an entire new fuel tank assembly and I find that highly unlikely.
Indeed.... fuel filter change is a scam... it's integrated with the fuel pump!



Cost alone of this unit is close to 200$ (or more depending of your dealer) + expensive labor
11-25-2014 12:49 PM
wavsine
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Originally Posted by aaron.b View Post
Is there a fuel filter even in the mk3? If there is it's in the gas tank and that $179 bundle may have been a steal!
The fuel filter in the MK3 is integrated in the fuel tank and is not serviceable. It is a "lifetime" filter. If the dealership claims to replace the fuel filter then you would have to get an entire new fuel pump assembly and I find that highly unlikely.
11-25-2014 12:45 PM
aaron.b
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Originally Posted by valmundo View Post
Just watched the entire Youtube video and purchased the cabin air filter from Amazon for $15 bucks. The swap took literally 5 minutes for me to do! Bravo to the author of the video. My dealership wanted to charge me $179 to change the cabin air filter, air filter, fuel filter and oil change. Really?
Is there a fuel filter even in the mk3? If there is it's in the gas tank and that $179 bundle may have been a steal!
11-25-2014 12:40 PM
Theblueoval Haven't changed mime I'm 60k miles. I'm scared to see what it looks like....
07-07-2014 08:25 PM
valmundo Just watched the entire Youtube video and purchased the cabin air filter from Amazon for $15 bucks. The swap took literally 5 minutes for me to do! Bravo to the author of the video. My dealership wanted to charge me $179 to change the cabin air filter, air filter, fuel filter and oil change. Really?
07-05-2014 05:13 AM
mechanizeddeath Finally had a chance to replace the filter on my Focus. What a difference between old and new. I think only the guy with the dusty road/foundry environment had a darker filter, but mine also had a ton of debris trapped in the pleats. Leaves, seeds, insect parts, you name it.

HVAC system seems to move a lot more air now, and although I hadn't noticed it, there was a slight musty odor that is gone now.

Best of all, filter removal was a lot easier than I expected after watching that YouTube video. I think I spent more time trying to get the cover back on than I did changing the filter, and that was only because I was trying to put it on backwards for some reason.
06-15-2014 03:57 AM
mechanizeddeath I can't wait to try this. The entire time I've owned my Focus, one of my few complaints has been that the HVAC system doesn't seem to move a lot of air, regardless of the fan speed setting. It just seems to increase the amount of noise coming out of the dash rather than the amount of air out of the vents.

My car has almost 90k on it, and as it was a company car, I'm guessing it has never been changed unless the servicing dealer took care of it. I've never owned anything new enough to have a cabin filter, so I didn't even realize it might be there. And to think I suffered all winter with heat that never seemed to warm the car up until I'd been driving for 30+ minutes. I'm guessing this is the reason why.
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