It would be best to have someone check the fuel presure before paying out that kind of money for a new fuel pump. It could be something simple like needing new plug, plug wires, it could just be out of time, MAF sensor could need cleaning, IAC valve could be bad or need cleaning. Do some research before jumping into putting in a new fuel pump. $800. is way overpriced for a fuel pump and installation. I've replaced the fuel pump a couple times in my '88 Escort and you do have to drop the tank to replace it, I can do it in less than 1/2 a day. Another thing they are probably selling you the complete fuel pump and float assembly, you can take the old fuel pump off the assembly and replace only the pump, much cheaper. The pump (without the assembly) would probably be less than $50. at Advance or Auto Zone.
Last edited by FordMan59; 07-26-2009 at 12:25 PM.