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changing fuel pump

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Hello all, I recently had a problem with my car not starting. It turned out to be the fuel pump. I got a call from the dealer telling me it would be $750-800. Does this seem reasonable for parts and labor. Does it make sense to avoid an independent shop in this case and stick with dealer? My car is a late 99 C4 with 70,000 miles. TIA

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I don't know the price of the part -- sorry. The fuel pump on a C4 requires a special tool to remove it and insert it. Plus removing all the lines (top and bottom side) and draining the remaining fuel from the pump and most of the tank. Installation requires a physical alignment of the housing and reconnecting the (5) lines. Once it is in and both fuel and electrical lines are connected (fumes removed via shop exhaust fans) it must be re-calibrated. Calibration requires 12 liters of fuel only to set the sensor so they will need to finish refilling the tank after calibration. In "shop time" I would guess 2-3 hours times their hourly rate.

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Thank you very much Loren. I managed to find the fuel pump for about $120 less than what the dealer was charging me from one of these online part shops. They are charging $375 for labor, so I guess that sound right for your 3 hour estimate. Thanks again for the information.

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