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I have a 97 cavalier that starts but when gas is applied it dies. told it needs something in gas tank replaiced. what should I expect to pay for complete repair

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  • rgiannesc697 Oct 08, 2009

    they said I ran gas to low and fuel pump got cloged even though it still runs in the idol position then it dies when gas is applied. what should it cost to repair. they said gas tank must come down to repair

  • rgiannesc697 Oct 08, 2009

    They said because I ran gas to low, fuel pump needed to be replaced. like i said before it runs till gas is applied. What should total repair cost?

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Who told you it was something in the gas tank ? Something ? not very precise info ? If I were you I would take it to a reputable repair shop and buy a hour of diagnostic time to find out exactly what was wrong instead playing a guessing game, guesses and throwing parts at it will always be more expensive than correctly diagnosing your problem. Often times they will apply the hour of diagnostic time towards your final expense of the repair, If I were you this is where i would start. You could have many issues with your overall description of your issue, don't guess at it...

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    Jeff Phillips Oct 08, 2009

    To be very honest with you I doubt very much the diagnosis you got is accurate, fuel pumps are either good or bad not half good or half bad, you may have a clogged fuel filter but I would still suspect there is another problem, if I were you I would get another opinion at a different repair shop, but to answer question on the cost, I can't be precise because of the difference in shop hourly labor rates vary widely from shop to shop, but to drop a fuel tank and change a fuel pump or filter you would look to about 2 to 3 hours tops at a flat rate shop plus parts, now shop labor rates can vary from as low as $ 60 per hour to as high as $120.00 per hour depending on where you live. so shop around for the best price but take into mind the reputation and reliability of the shop and mechanic you use, research them first , use references from former customers and check the BBB or the BAR for pending or past complaints, it's your money spend it wisely the first time...

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