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garvie322
01-19-2005, 09:12 PM
I have just finished reading that the fuel pumps on the Grand Am's are very poor. I am troubled by the cost of replacing the pump. The people have said it is around $700.00. Is this true and if so why so costly?

carsarecool
01-19-2005, 09:29 PM
i think they hafta drain all the gas out and drop the whole tank to get to the pump, they get ya with labor- i bet you got that estimate from a dealer?

mchristy
01-20-2005, 01:42 PM
I just had to have mine replaced... 2001 GT with 58901 miles.. I paid 650 for parts and labor at a garage only because I needed it fixed quick. They charged 450 for the pump, I've seen it online for 300 if u want to but it yourself

kubiache
01-20-2005, 03:16 PM
$450 for a pump!? Good god, go elsewhere. Less than $300 from the dealer is what I paid.

If you've got a jack and stands, you can do it in your garage with a friend. Hopefully you ran your tank almost dry first. I had to do it 5 times on my GA, and could do it in under 30 minutes.

DarkKnight
01-20-2005, 03:45 PM
I had to do it 5 times on my GA, and could do it in under 30 minutes.

Stop running your tank empty. :smack:

A good rule of thumb is to keep at least a 1/4 tank at all times. The fuel pump uses the gas to cool itself. When you run below 1/4 tank the fuel pump is no longer submerged and it heats up. Do it enough times and the motor's coil burns up.

kubiache
01-20-2005, 09:24 PM
Stop running your tank empty. :smack:

A good rule of thumb is to keep at least a 1/4 tank at all times. The fuel pump uses the gas to cool itself. When you run below 1/4 tank the fuel pump is no longer submerged and it heats up. Do it enough times and the motor's coil burns up.

#1 - went bad at 75k miles
#2 - leaky o-ring (pump didn't come with new one) caused EVAP code
#3 - EVAP port broke off
#4 - Bad, straight from the dealership
#5 - On the car somewhere in mid-Michigan.