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Learn About The Fuel Pump Repair Cost
How Much Does a Fuel Pump Cost?
The fuel pump is a crucial part of your vehicle. It draws the fuel from the tank to the engine. A faulty fuel pump will reduce the performance of your engine, since it isn’t properly being supplied the fuel it needs. A defective fuel pump is usually easy to diagnose. If you discover your fuel pump has indeed gone bad, you should replace it as quickly as possible, otherwise you could find yourself brokedown on the side of the road. Fuel pump costs will vary depening on where you choose to purchase the fuel pump.
Labor and Part Costs
Fuel pump costa can range anywhere from less than $50 to well over $200. To get an accurate estimate, check the make, model and year of your vehicle using the Shop By Vehicle drop down menu on the top left of this page. Installing a new fuel pump should only take a few hours. The final labor cost will depend on the hourly rate of the mechanic.
|Vehicle||OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Number||List Price||Our Price||Labor Time (hrs)||Independent Shops Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($100/HR)||Dealerships Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($130/HR)|
|2004 Cheverolet Silverado||19121626||$414.16||$99.00||3||$300.00||$390.00|
|2000 Chevrolet Cavalier||22683260||$291.00||$123.75||1.8||$180.00||$234.00|
|2004 Range Rover||702550270||$914.31||$311.85||1.6||$160.00||$208.00|
|2005 Nissan Pathfinder||17040EA000||$452.16||$168.30||2.9||$290.00||$377.00|
|2003 Ford Expedition||2L1Z9H307BG||$657.35||$133.65||2.4||$240.00||$312.00|
How Much Does Labor Cost For a Fuel Pump Repair?
Before we get to the answer this question you have to think about your car first. Odds are your car has just one fuel pump, some cars and trucks have two. Most of the cars with one have their fuel pumps inside the gas tank. If you’re lucky yours will be accessible from the trunk. If you’re not so lucky your fuel pump repair will consist of fully removing the fuel tank before accessing and replacing the fuel pump. In addition, fuel pump replacement costs will vary depending on where you get your car worked on.
In addition, fuel pump replacement costs will vary depending on where you get your car worked on.
Fuel pump costs for labor will vary depending on your vehicle and how easily accessible your fuel pump is. Some cars that have an opening to get to it from the trunk or back seat will take much less time than from a car that needs take off parts to get to the fuel tank and then remove it to get to the fuel pump.
Where you take your car to get serviced will also change the fuel pump repair cost, even between the exact same cars. Take it to a dealership and it will more than likely cost you more than taking it to a specialist or an independent repair shop.Before buying a new fuel pump read or our Know the Signs: Symptoms of a bad Fuel Pump.
This guide will give you a basic idea of what different cars require and how different labor times can be. Having a ballpark figure will allow you to give you an idea whether it will cost you $250 or $1000.
|Vehicle Classification||Model 1||Model 2||Model 3|
|Hatchbacks||2007 VW Golf ~ 1.2 Labor hrs||2007 Chevrolet Malibu ~ 2.8 Labor hrs||2007 Toyota Matrix ~ 2.4 labor hrs|
|Sedans||2007 Honda Civic ~ 1 labor hrs||2007 Dodge Charger ~ 4.6 labor hrs||2007 Mercedes Benz E320 ~ 2 labor hrs|
|Wagons||2007 Audi A6 ~ 1.6 labor hrs||2007 Volvo XC70 ~ 4.4 labor hrs||2007 Mazda 6 ~ 4 labor hrs|
|Sport Cars||2007 Nissan 350Z ~ 6.1 labor hrs||2007 Audi S4 ~ 1.6 labor hrs||2007 Chevrolet Corvette ~ 8.4 labor hrs|
|SUVs/Crossovers||2007 Pontiac Torrent ~ 2.4 labor hrs||2007 BMW X3 ~ 1.3 labor hrs||2007 Mercedes Benz R320 ~ 3 labor hours|
|Pickup Trucks||2007 Chevrolet Silverado ~ 3.1 labor hrs||2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ~ 2 labor hrs||2007 Toyota Tundra ~ 2.1 labor hrs|
|Range = 1.2 labor hrs to 8.4 labor hrs|
Why do labor times vary so much?
Labor times vary because not all cars are created equally. Some have easy access to the fuel pump and some don’t. Some cars are built with reparability in mind and some aren’t. But the best way to know how long it will take to for your fuel pump repair, is to bring your car to your mechanic and get a quote. Once you have that number in mind, we recommend going to a few other mechanics to see if the prices are comparable.
If you’ve ever talked to more than one person about how much it cost for their car to get a similar part replaced you would inevitably see that prices vary. Unless you’re talking to people with the same year, make, and model you will see fuel pump replacement costs vary person to person.
Luckily this guide will give you better information that you can go to your mechanic with. You’ll be armed and ready to know if your mechanic is giving you a fair price on your fuel pump repair. BuyAutoParts mission is to make it easy to buy auto parts, but we also want to make it easy for you to get those parts installed.
How to Save Money on a Fuel Pump
Have you considered how much you can save by purchasing fuel pumps online? First check with a certified auto mechanic for the exact components needed and ask for the part number and price. Thank them for the help, but don’t buy the components just yet. Enter the part numbers online and you will in most cases find much better prices.
To save even more money, you could do it yourself and save on labor costs. The difficulty of replacing the fuel pump depends on its exact location. In some cars it is easily accessible, but in others many components have to be removed to gain access.
Find Your Fuel Pump
To find the correct fuel pump that is guaranteed to fit your car at an unbeatable price, use the Year, Make, and Model search at the top left of this page. If you find the fuel pump cheaper somewhere else, give one of our