The car in question is a 96 lincoln towncar.
When I turn on the ignition, it starts, but dies as soon as I let go of
the gas pedal. However, after I called AAA, the guy held the gas pedal
down for a couple of minutes, and it then worked - at least long enough
for me to drive it to a garage.
The garage I took it to says it is the fuel pump and the entire sending
They quote $350 for a used part, not including labor. But now they also
told me there is an electrical short in the car and it might have
1. Does it sound like the right cause?
2. If it is the fuel pump and sending unit, do you think I could get
those two items for less money than they quote by buying online? If so,
Thanks a lot - I don't understand much in cars so would be grateful for