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Fuel pump on 1998 Explorer

How much should it cost to replace a fuel pump on a 1998 Ford Explorer and is it true that they have to drop the fuel tank to make the repairs?

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I had one replaced on a 1999 Ford Explorer and it cost was Labor / Parts $884.

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Yes yo do have to drop the tank,pump is in expensive,job is not at all too difficult,

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