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Fuel Pump I don't know much about cars at all, but recently my fuel pump went bad on me and I found someone to replace it. Next thing I know he calls and says the entire exhaust system is rusted and can't replace my fuel pump. I was wanting to know, how true is this? Can I have my fuel pump replaced without my exhaust being there or will I have to get the exhaust system taken care of first before the pump is replaced? When my fuel pump was working, I never noticed anything else wrong with the car.

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Exhaust has to come down in order to remove fuel tank to replace the fuel pump.

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