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Sebring runs great then just engine shuts off and tach goes to 0. Starts right back up usually. I thought it was in the distributor cap and rotor. I was told it probably was the fuel pump instead. It sounds right to me. Where is the fuel pum[

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  • John Haydon Sep 11, 2010

    Thanks, I told my son to buy one at Auto Zone. I hope it is a good one. whats your opinion? How much should he pay to get it put in from a shade tree mechanic?

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Well the fuel pump is in your tank , and you will have to remove your tank to replace it, when you replace it buy a good one and not a cheap one,the biggest enemy of fuel pumps is running you tank low on fuel because that fuel is what cools it,

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  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie Wilson Sep 11, 2010

    I change them for about $125

  • John Haydon Sep 20, 2010

    Mech replaced fuel pump last Tues. Ran fine for 2-3 days of very little driving. Engine died again, so we replaced the fuel filter, Going home on highway, the engine died, tach to zero, and before my son could get pulled over, it started again. What now?

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