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Fuel Pump Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Fuel Pump Replacement costs $640 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$189 to $1126
Labor: $104 -$396
Parts: $85 -$730
Average Dealer price
$307 to 1922
Average Shop price
$232 to 1337
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$635.38Shop/Dealer Price$762.51 - $1055.11
2000 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1186.96Shop/Dealer Price$1455.01 - $2177.90
1992 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$643.13Shop/Dealer Price$766.94 - $1057.04
2009 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1136.32Shop/Dealer Price$1388.72 - $2021.20
2004 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1203.08Shop/Dealer Price$1464.53 - $2160.46
1996 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1003.77Shop/Dealer Price$1215.41 - $1774.24
1998 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$850.10Shop/Dealer Price$1040.11 - $1548.31
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1779.34Shop/Dealer Price$2198.62 - $3333.99
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Fuel Pump Replacement Service

What is the fuel pump and how does it work?

The fuel pump supplies pressurized gasoline to each of the fuel injectors in a car’s engine. The fuel pump is powered by a compact electric motor and is located in the vehicle’s gas tank. The pressure and output of the pump are controlled by a regulator. Filtration of the fuel occurs either in the fuel tank using a pickup screen or externally with a replaceable filter mounted in the fuel supply line.

When to consider replacing the fuel pump?

A high quality, OEM fuel pump can last indefinitely. However, as with any electro-mechanical component, a fuel pump will eventually degrade and fail. If it fails to produce adequate pressure or completely quits operating, it will need to be replaced. This failed condition can sometimes be preceded or accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Car won’t start or unexpectedly stalls and won’t re-start. A failed fuel pump may prevent a car from starting or stall it.
  • Check engine light is on. Sometimes a fuel pump will fail slowly, and that means the fuel pressure and volume slowly degrades. The lack of fuel may result in the engine operating without enough fuel relative to the amount of air, causing the check engine light to appear.
  • Whirring noise from fuel tank. As a fuel pump fails, you may notice a whirring or humming noise coming from the fuel tank area, toward the rear of the car. If the noise is from the fuel pump, failure of the pump is often imminent and you should replace the fuel pump at your earliest convenience.

How do mechanics replace the fuel pump?

  • The fuel pump is tested to be sure it isn’t functioning.
  • Should the fuel pump be faulty, it is removed from the tank through an access panel above the tank in the passenger compartment.
  • When no access panel exists, fuel is first drained from the tank and then the fuel tank must be lowered from the vehicle to gain access to the pump.
  • In all cases, fuel pump supply and return hoses, as well as EVAP system hoses, and electrical connections to the pump must be removed.
  • Once the pump is out, any reusable brackets and pick up screens are attached to the new pump, then the new pump is installed.
  • If the fuel system uses an in-line external filter, a filter is often replaced. All hoses and electrical connections are re-established.
  • Fuel is added to the tank and the engine is run to test for leaks.

Is it safe to drive with a fuel pump problem?

Usually, it’s still safe to drive, but the pump may lead to an overheated engine and catalytic converter. Complete fuel pump failure can leave you stranded out on the road, but many times a car won’t start before initially driving.

However, if the fuel pump problem involves leaks of gasoline or vapors, it is unsafe to continue driving, and should immediately be checked by a qualified mechanic.

When replacing the fuel pump keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing, the mechanic will power the fuel pump directly to confirm that the issue is a failed pump versus a faulty power supply to the pump.
  • Unless the fuel filter was replaced recently, whenever the fuel pump is replaced a new fuel filter should be installed.
  • When failing earlier than expected, the power supply should be verified because a voltage drop in the fuel pump circuit can lead to overheating.
  • Should the fuel tank be lowered during the repair, the fuel tank straps and fasteners should be checked for excessive corrosion and replaced as needed.
  • The fuel in the gas tank cools and lubricates the fuel pump. After installation of a new fuel pump, it’s wise to keep the gas tank at least a quarter full to maximize the life of a new fuel pump.

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Matthew

31 years of experience
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Matthew
31 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Fuel Pump - Norfolk, Virginia
Matthew did an outstanding job! He was on time and the work was GREAT! I have to say Matthew was an A-1 mechanic and I diffidently will be using him as my mechanic! Thank you Matthew.

Michael

14 years of experience
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Michael
14 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Fuel Pump - Alpharetta, Georgia
Michael is an amazing Mechanic! I've been having trouble identifying the correct replacement parts needed for my Explorer so it could pass emissions, and he correctly diagnosed it to be a replacement fuel pump, from his sophisticated pressure gauge equipment. This repair has a high degree of difficulty involved, especially when the gas tank is half full. Michael was able to successfully (and convenient for me) make this repair right inside my garage, acting in "Superman" fashion to basically bench press a 100 pound tank, while replacing the fuel pump. Check Engine light is now off, and my vehicle is road ready again. Excellent Mechanic knowledge, skills, experience, quick, professional, and friendly, Great Job again - thank you, Michael! Kevin H. Alpharetta, GA

Scott

34 years of experience
599 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Fuel Pump - Scottsdale, Arizona
Great expierence. Scott was top of the line. Excellent work. Recommend highly. I would use this service again without hesitation.

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Fuel Pump - Henderson, Nevada
Dave did a great job fixing my SUV with the convenience of not leaving home. Dave is professional and I hope the next time i need service, I get Dave or someone just as competent. He showed on time and completed the job in a timely manner.
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$635.38Shop/Dealer Price$762.51 - $1055.11
2000 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1186.96Shop/Dealer Price$1455.01 - $2177.90
1992 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$643.13Shop/Dealer Price$766.94 - $1057.04
2009 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1136.32Shop/Dealer Price$1388.72 - $2021.20
2004 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1203.08Shop/Dealer Price$1464.53 - $2160.46
1996 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1003.77Shop/Dealer Price$1215.41 - $1774.24
1998 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$850.10Shop/Dealer Price$1040.11 - $1548.31
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeFuel Pump ReplacementEstimate$1779.34Shop/Dealer Price$2198.62 - $3333.99
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