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Q: Is this a normal fuel pump problem?

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My cobalt needs a new fuel pump and it's at the shop now. They told me that it will be an extra 400 because it "melted some wired and needs a new gas cap to the tank" does this sound correct and is it a common problem with these cars? Thank you

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Yes, that sounds about right. The price for a fuel pump and connector to the pump is normal for your Chevrolet Cobalt. The gas cap is a common problem also. Best of luck.

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