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Old 20th November 2008
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I'm being quoted $800 to replace a bad fuel pump on my '99 9-3, is that high? It's not at my regular Saab mech, it stalled in Queens.
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thats very high. i got a walbro 255 for 100 bucks then had it put in by a shop i know and he charged me something like 200-250. so i had it done for 300-350. parts and labor.
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The fuel pump insert is cheap $131.96 for your year model
http://catalog.autohausaz.com/autoha...ump%20Assembly

I installed min in 45 minutes using this tutorial
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=119759


$800 is alot
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Looks like this might be the end for my 9-3, costs mounting, it's too far to tow and it still needs a lot of work that the ins check won't cover.
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For the pump alone, yes expensive, unless you are getting the full assembly. then not so much so
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Looks like this might be the end for my 9-3, costs mounting, it's too far to tow and it still needs a lot of work that the ins check won't cover.
So fix the pump and sell it If you install it yourself it'll be for under $150. There's a seller on ebay that sells them for half that price.
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Just done a pump replacement with a second hand unit that cost 29.95.

Just got to have bottle to cut a hole and DIY. Good luck
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Im getting quoted 1160 for fuel pump, filter, and labor. how difficult was the fuel pump replacement other than the risk of working on a fuel system?
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I just did mine over the weekend. It wasn't hard, just time consuming. I wrote about it in the "A Little Fuel Pump Fun" thread on page 2 of this forum. Someone else in the thread posted a link to a great writeup he did that doesn't involve removing the fuel talk.
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yea i just looked at that thread. how much were the parts? would i just need the fuel pump insert? i have a 2002 9-3 and there is no way in hell im going to pay over 1000 for a fuel pump.
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yea i just looked at that thread. how much were the parts? would i just need the fuel pump insert? i have a 2002 9-3 and there is no way in hell im going to pay over 1000 for a fuel pump.
Usually under $100 mine cost me $60 on ebay
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I really think that savvy mechanics over estimate their charge to buy the car at a "steal" then keep it or resell it. Changing the fuel pump is well less than $200 if you can DIY... Ron
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I just did mine for $92, with a Walbro insert. Cut the hole, took it out, 20 minutes to exchange pump, back in the car: 75 minutes.
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I just did mine for $92, with a Walbro insert. Cut the hole, took it out, 20 minutes to exchange pump, back in the car: 75 minutes.
That sounds about right; I paid that much with shipping. But you might want to factor in a fuel filter replacement as well for an additional $20

If you don't have a tin snip add $10 to buy one
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Im getting quoted 1160 for fuel pump, filter, and labor. how difficult was the fuel pump replacement other than the risk of working on a fuel system?
Holy crap...I'm assuming that's $1160 USD?
If so, I'll do it for half the price
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I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc and the fuel gauge has never worked (bought with 82,000 miles). A shop quoted me $525 to replace the fuel level sensor in the gas tank. I've heard it's a good idea to go ahead and replace the fuel pump on a job like that and for the level sensor and the fuel pump, they are quoting me $1,050. Does this seem right for this car?
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