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Old 08-31-2014, 09:06 AM
Gastrochef Gastrochef is offline
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Fuel Pump or something else?

Good morning......I encountered a problem yesterday whir driving and I was hoping for some help. A few weeks ago, when I started the X3 up, it ran for a minute or so and then shut off. Over the course of the 2 weeks, it did this a few more times but otherwise started and drove well. While driving on the highway yesterday, it just died completely and I coasted to the side of the road I tried to start it but as soon as I took my foot off the gas to engage the tranny, it did and it did this a number of times but never restarted. Does this sound like a fuel pump issue or something else? Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:51 PM
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Almost identical to what happened a few weeks ago to out 2004. It was the fuel pump and regulator. Along w a battery replacement it was $1300.


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Old 08-31-2014, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Aktraveller. One question. Was the new battery an after thought or part of the fuel pump issue. Also was this a dealer fix or a DIY. Looking for pumps online but there are so many of them ranging in price from 179 to 530.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:59 PM
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The battery was an afterthought but it wouldn't hold a charge. 10 yrs is about the limit I guess. The work was done by our regular mechanic, I think the price of the pump was just over $400. I can confirm that. Dealer was about $100 more on labor. We are in anchorage AK.


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Old 08-31-2014, 08:13 PM
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What I meant was that the dealer was charging about $100 more than my mechanic for the total job.


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Old 08-31-2014, 09:44 PM
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That sounds more like it.

I was just thinking, "now there is standup dealer who will replace a fuel pump for less than 1 hr. labor".
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