Car has 3 catalytic converters. Strong oil-like smell. Check engine light came on and would not go off. Humming sound when first putting into drive on cold mornings. Occasionally car would sometimes not start, but would 5 minutes or so later. Eventually installed new battery. Worked fine for a while but oil-like smell got worse. One day car lost power while driving on the freeway and just stopped. Had car towed into my usual mechanic and was given approximately $800.00 estimate to replace fuel pump.
Estimated cost of replacing fuel pump on 1999 Ford Contour
cost in my area are between $278.00 and $583.00 depending on if it is a Independent shop or Dealership. Labor cost is $109.00 to $139.00 and part cost between $169.00 and $444.00 You can go to Repair Pal .com and select get Estimate, put in your zip code it will give you prices in your area.