while my 1996 toyota rav 4 was idling it suddendly sputtered and stopped on 1996 Toyota RAV4

car felt like it ran out of gas..gas is 3/4 full. car wont start again..cranks..not told fuel pumpreplacement will cost me $1,000 because it is so difficult to replace..any suggestions

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If it is the pump not much you can do but replace it but there are other parts that could have went bad that may be less expensive. Have is diagnosed by someone with the knowledge and equipment first.