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2000 Chevrolet S10 Question: cost to replace fuelpump and gas gauge sending module

 

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bad gage, 4.3L V6, Spokane, WA, February 22, 2011, 11:19
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approx. 99000 miles on vehicle. gas gauge is not working properly. when idling gauge goes to empty. when given gas it returns more reasonable amount, do not trust accuracy.dealer said gauge is ok, it is sending module which is part of fuel pump, cost to replace,approx. $950.00.my zipcode is 99210

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    February 22, 2011, 11:47
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    Yes the fuel module includes the pump and sender in one unit and you can check repair price estimates here https://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=2795 and get another estimate here https://repairpal.com/directory?address=99210&car_brand_names=Chevrolet Sometimes running a couple of cans of Chevron Techron fuel additive can free up the sending unit and its available at Chevron gas stations or at your local auto parts stores

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    February 26, 2011, 23:23
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    if that price includes labor you got a deal!
    I paid about 850 - 900 2 yrs ago and had to diagnose and replace myself. Which it had 105000 miles at the time. I was also told it had worn faster because i ran tank soo close to empty before refuel. which caused it to work harder. Good luck, oh and if dealer wants 950+ labor, I would say get a friend thats good with a wrench and drop the tank yourself. The only hard part is connecting the fuel lines

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    March 14, 2011, 17:02
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    depending on repair shop and what flat rate labor guide it will vary the pump will run for new one which is pump and sending unit is replaced as one unit as for the cost of the pump assy NEW about 6 to 8 hundred for a new one but you can purchase an aftermarket for less than half.two ways to replace the pump either by droping the tank just two straps and the gas filler and vent tube about 3.5 hours to r&r fuel tank this is good if less than a 1/4 of gas in tank the other way is by removing the bed flat rate is greatly reduced to about 1.5 hrs.this is the one i recommend just watch out for the wiring to tail lights all and all it wiil vary from shop to shop..i have been a service manager fo over twenty years so i know a few short cuts just replaced the one my S10 for less than 300.00 dollars good luck..................Gary New............................ hope this answered your question since labor rates vary could not give you and exact price but this should be close

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    Visitor, April 12, 2011, 15:53

    Hello, go to Directauto.com, put in your information and look down the list after you have done that. They have prices for most anything you need and cost A LOT LESS then the Dealership and local Auto Parts Store, but, yes there is a but. Advance Auto, when you buy from them. Get the Life time warranty and if the part you buy from them goes out and needs replaceing again. They will pay for the second one, ect, ect,ect ONLY if it is a Life Time one. I use both Directauto and Advance. Oh, I have a 1991 S-10 and I have 207000 miles on her and she runs like new still. Take care of your vehicles and most the time that cuts down on break downs. Yes one of the answers on here is to NEVER let your gas tank get down to low. Try to keep at least a half a tank of gas, that helps a lot. Good Luck and Have a Good day,,,,,,,,Teri

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