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Old 05-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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2001 ford focus SE fuel pump woes

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I have been having problems over the last few weeks with my car sputtering and sometimes dying whenever it is under a quarter tank of gas. yesterday it was so bad that the damn car wouldn't even start. I managed to put about 3 gallons in it today and that got it started.

So I called up a repair shop near me and brought it for a diagnosis. I spoke to the man at the counter for a while and we both agreed it potentially sounded like a fuel pump problem.

I asked him if he had any idea how much labor and how much the part costed for this type of repair and he said $850 for the part and 2 hours of labor. Basically, over $1000 if the I need a new fuel pump!

Now i'm no car genius, but just browsing the internet a bit it seems like he gave me a price that seems VERY high. I have the money for this repair but it would leave me almost broke.

I'm hoping some of you fanatics can tell if this is actually how much it costs or if that is somewhat high. I'm kinda of stressing about it so I hope to hear back from you or the shop soon.


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Old 05-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Yeah, he`s F`n crazy!!! Get the Pump From Tousley Ford. They give us cost + 10% on all Ford Parts. Its not that hard of a job , if your mechanicaly inclined. I think there is a how to on FF. Or find a local mechanic to install the pump. Cant be more than 3 or 400 bucks...
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ok, feeling a little bit better.

I am not at all mechanically inclined, which is something I NEED to change about myself. Nothing is worse then not having a good mechanic I trust and being at the mercy of people I don't know.

So for parts + labor, what would be a reasonable price for a 2001 ford focus fuel pump replacement?
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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Wait, before you do anything.

If your car has never had the fuel pump replaced and it has a production date of June 01 or later you can get it replaced at a dealer for free.

There was a technical service bulletin put out on these, I just had it done a few months ago myself.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Ya I checked on that. I called ford and they looked up my VIN and informed me that my cars 10 year time limit to get it done had expired last oct so they wouldn't do it. I bought this car used about 4 months ago.

So, what would someone imagine an average price would be for parts and labor to put in a new fuel pump.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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Rockauto.com has pumps from $45.00 up to the Motorcraft replacement for $261.00. If It was me I would spend the extra bucks if you have it and get the motorcraft. These are direct replace ment parts. Labor is gonna be around 2 to 3 hours. Shop around. Labor is usually around 100$ or more. So any where from 350-500 should get it done. Just guessing. Dont know the labor rates in your area...but this should get you going in the right direction.
The pump from Tousley is probably the whole unit. I would call and ask for Steve. he gives us the good prices.
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We had to do this on our '05 ZX3 SES about 2 years ago - daughter was on the road in the car - limped it into to Columbia, MO and Machens Ford took care of it within a half of a day and the bill was about $700 total parts & labor.
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We had to do this on our '05 ZX3 SES about 2 years ago - daughter was on the road in the car - limped it into to Columbia, MO and Machens Ford took care of it within a half of a day and the bill was about $700 total parts & labor.
Yeah dealer prices are usually a lot higher. Local shop, ask around. Not all locals are on the up and up either. Ask friends, a good shop will have a reputation...
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Ok. Well I will have to pay for this place to diagnose it ($40) but I guess if i'm not happy with the price I can call around? I already got a number from a buddy who has lived here all his life and has always had the same mechanic.

I don't know much about car troubles and mechanics and stuff. Can a place give me an estimation without even seeing my car if I tell them the exact problem that has been diagnosed?
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Can a place give me an estimation without even seeing my car if I tell them the exact problem that has been diagnosed?

Yes. Fuel pump replacment is a standard job. They should be able to do it. Get it in writing before having any work done...
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