Originally Posted by swartlkk
I can't see a faulty fuel level sending unit causing a fuel pump to go bad... That is unless you are routinely running the car out of fuel. The fuel pump is supposed to be bathed in fuel to keep it cool. If you are all the time running low on fuel, then the life of the pump will suffer... But if you don't know how much fuel is left in the tank, you should be filling up LONG before you actually think you are in danger of running out of fuel... That'* just common sense.
Oh, and $1000 to replace a faulty fuel level sending unit is highway robbery! Tell your mechanic to take a hike!
Agreed. A sender won't cause the whole pump to fail.
My sender is bad in my 99, too. Has been for a good 15,000 miles. I'm at 105K now...I'm sucking all the life I can out of the pump before I go at it. Then, that'll cover preventative maintenance (the pump going out) and fixing the guage (the sender) in one swoop. The dealership quoted me $750 to do it because the tank has to be dropped. I'll just do it myself for that price...