This is what Pep Boys are quoting me and they say it is a 3 + hour job. Doesnt seem right . If they are right in the ballpark, then fine because it is so convenient versus my closest Hyundai Dealer. Also, ive got 140,000 miles on the car....is this typically when a fuel pump goes out on them ? Thanks.
Syphon out as much fuel as you can, jack up the car, lower the fuel tank onto a
floor jack while disconnecting the main inlet hose, any electrical connections
and all the fuel lines, then drop the tank to the ground, open up the fuel pump
cover, remove and install with a new fuel filter, repeat above directions in
reverse. Try doing that in less that say 2.5 hours
Heck...i thought you got to it by taking out the rear seat and replacing it thru
the top of the gas tank. Its too big of a project for me to undergo myself and
im glad to pay the fair price to have it done.
On 12/21/2012 11:32 AM, email@example.com wrote:
thru the top of the gas tank. Its too big of a project for me to undergo
myself and im glad to pay the fair price to have it done.
I was tired this morning and thought that the person said this was a
Sonata. I replaced it on my 2003 Santa Fe while the tank was in the
vehicle simply by taking the cover off under the rear seats. Very
straight forward operation.
On Friday, December 21, 2012 12:32:49 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'll also step in and say that while I've heard bad reviews, I've never heard a good review of the workmanship the particular chain you're considering having repair your vehicle. I'm not personally impressed with the part quality, either. I'd call the dealer and get an estimate. If the price is similar, I'd strongly recommend using the dealer just for the factory part.
On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:16:16 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
Most shops are $75 to $100 an hour for labor. The pump is $70 from
Auto Zone but could be higher from other sources.
I'd say the price may be a bit high, but it is easily a 3 hour job to
drain and drop the tank, replace the pump and put everything back. I'd
probably give the dealer a call and ask for a price. They should be
able to tell you over the phone. I'd also ask at a local
independent shop too. I've always stayed away from the chains like
Goodyear, Pep Boys, etc.
Ten years and 140,000 is a reasonable time to expect failure of any
part on any car. Every mechanical part will eventually wear out and
stop working. Oh, I've seen tanks rust out in that time too.
I would ask for proof of certified mechanics at wherever you go. I will
not name the parts store/service shop by name to avoid liable but one in
particular with which you seem to be familiar has a nationwide habit of
hiring people only qualified for minor tasks such as tire installation
and then putting them on tasks such as heater core replacements, fuel
pump replacements, and major engine work.
I once had a water pump replaced by this same firm decades ago and
shortly thereafter my car's AC went out. The service guy said that they
don't touch the AC during the process so it was a defective seal on my
car that happened to fail.... funny thing was that while he was talking,
right behind me, the SAME MODEL CAR was getting ITS water pump replaced
and the AC unit was unbolted from its bracket and flipped up on top of
the motor with a big strain on the hoses. What a liar! I also know a
qualified mechanic who has gotten a job at this same firm elsewhere in
the US and he stated that their practice of hiring unqualified people,
putting them on major jobs, and charging as if they had put qualified
people on the task still occurs. He sees things every day that disgust him.
That said, a fuel pump change out is fairly easy. On a Santa Fe, at
least, you can change it out in place and don't have to drain the tank.
On 12/20/2012 9:44 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
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