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32,000 miles and a bad fuel pump already. Dealer wants $1100 and can't even guarantee it will be all that's needed. My friends warned me about buying US made cars, I should have listened. I spoke with three GM reps and all they seem to know how to do is ask for your name, vin number and look into things. They have no solutions, offer no help and pass you from one person to another.

I am selling this piece of junk - which I love as it was fun to drive and looks so cool.
 

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You should sell it

Of if you did some basic research you would find that replacing the high pressure fuel pump is covered under the PT warranty

And you would see multilevel instances where the pump cost less than $500
 

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My high pressure fuel pump was covered under my warranty. My dealership took good care of me.:thumbs:
 

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Its not that hard to change the pump. If it is not under warranty.
 

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32,000 miles and a bad fuel pump already. Dealer wants $1100 and can't even guarantee it will be all that's needed. My friends warned me about buying US made cars, I should have listened. I spoke with three GM reps and all they seem to know how to do is ask for your name, vin number and look into things. They have no solutions, offer no help and pass you from one person to another.

I am selling this piece of junk - which I love as it was fun to drive and looks so cool.
My friends warned me about buying US made cars? What they heck are they all driving, Toyota's or Honda's (many of which are US made cars these days)? Maybe you meant buying a US brand? I can't vouch much for GM, but I can guarantee you I'd buy a Ford truck again any day, probably any Ford, my experience with them has been so positive. But Sheesh, a fuel pump will be expensive. Granted these pumps are in a super easy place to deal with vs. my ford pump which is in the 32 gallon fuel tank, but these pump are super high pressure, and probably not a cheap part, nor a part you'd want to skimp on an aftermarket piece that again fails in short order. I can see a fuel pump done by a dealer to easily be in the $500 or so range, perhaps more. Take the car to another dealer or engage the GM reps on here to help you find a reasonable price for this work if for some reason it's not under warranty.
 

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32,000 miles and a bad fuel pump already. Dealer wants $1100 and can't even guarantee it will be all that's needed. My friends warned me about buying US made cars, I should have listened. I spoke with three GM reps and all they seem to know how to do is ask for your name, vin number and look into things. They have no solutions, offer no help and pass you from one person to another.

I am selling this piece of junk - which I love as it was fun to drive and looks so cool.
With an attitude like that, maybe your better off selling this "piece of junk" do some research before going on a rant. Like rob said the pt warranty should cover it.
 

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Yep....time to sell it. And buy a foriegn car of equal "funness", and I can gaurantee, the HPFP will be $1100 before labor! I'll give an example... 2013 Toyota FR-S, fuel pump assembly, part # 00328, $1393.14 BEFORE INSTALL!! Or maybe you can drive a Prius, that fuel pump is $361.26. But it's not a high pressure fuel pump.

Dude...it's the price of ownership of a vehicle. Just like I bet you didn't think you're going to have to replace the top about every 6-8 years....That's over $1200 for the top, BEFORE labor. I didn't plan on a waterpump, a rear end leak or an oil leak, but it happened. It can happen with any car. Have you ever run the car low on gas (gas light on)? Have you ever run out of gas? Do you run 91+ octane? Do you get it from a clean new station, or an old station that hasn't had the tanks replaced in 20+ years? All of these are factors!!!
 

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Have you parked the car? Your original post, on another thread, is dated 7/26. 18 days ago. I posted suggestions on the other thread and several members have posted here on things to do.

Just one more thing..if you are out of warranty (powertrain) I would find a shop that could do the job. I'm sure they can get the part(s) needed and not run up the costs like a dealership does.
 

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I think you should sell it too... in fact, I'll give you $1,500 for it sight unseen, as is, since it doesn't work and all...
 

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In all fairness, that's a pretty shocking quote from the dealer. If I wasn't comfortable swinging a wrench and reliant on a stealership, I'd be concerned that I'd made a bad decision too.
As Shreve1 mentioned, changing out the High Pressure Fuel Pump isn't that bad. In one of the prior discussions on this board, I provided a procedure when I replaced my pump at 30,000 miles. There are a couple vendors who will sell you the pump and high pressure side fuel line for less than $400. GMPartsDirect.com and CrateEngineDepot are two good choices for the parts at reasonable rates. You could buy the pump and if you don't feel comfortable tackling the work, an independent mechanic may be able to do it for you for much less. When it happened to me the local Buick dealer wanted $800 for a new pump. In my case, one of the aforementioned parts houses wanted around $300. If you go this route, just make sure you also buy the pump-to-fuel rail line too. The two parts aren't sold together. As an added bonus, since replacing my failed HPFP, that annoying clicking toward the back of the engine stopped.

Good luck!
 

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I bought an 06 back in February. discovered rearend clunk, got a CEL for a cam adjuster, got another one for the thermostat, found the convertible top to be warped and the trunk leaked. did my research and bought a 2008 on Saturday and am keeping the 06. why would anyone do this? Because these are awesome looking cars and fun as hell to drive. You can shop around and find you a Nissan for twice as much and I guarantee, those guys are crying over high priced parts too. it's just how it is.
 

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32,000 miles and a bad fuel pump already. Dealer wants $1100 and can't even guarantee it will be all that's needed. My friends warned me about buying US made cars, I should have listened. I spoke with three GM reps and all they seem to know how to do is ask for your name, vin number and look into things. They have no solutions, offer no help and pass you from one person to another.

I am selling this piece of junk - which I love as it was fun to drive and looks so cool.
To be honest, you should sell it, you already made up your mind on it being junk. Buy a audi or bmw instead, something with direct injection as well cause we all know the pumps are cheaper.

Ps. the pump cost 250 dollars and I know this because I almost bought one when my "piece of junk" wasn't firing on one. Which was 300 dollars less than my pump on my Mitsubishi but hey what do I know.
 

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Doesn't the g have 2 pumps now low pressure to get it to the engine the hp fp at the engine for the direct injection
 
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