I'm getting mixed information from two different shops and really need a point in the right direction.
I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 and within the past couple weeks, the check engine light has come on and my car is idling very roughly, to the point of dying whenever I slow down using the brakes (rather than downshifting to slow down). The car starts right back up after I come to a stop, though, so I'm convinced that the issue is with the fuel system.
I had my fuel filter replaced one year ago and tried a fuel injector cleaner to no avail. The car has nearly 150,000 miles at this point, so I'm fairly certain that my problem surrounds the fuel pump.
I have contacted Pep Boys and was given a price of $318 for replacement (about $75 in labor and the rest in parts). When I contacted another shop, I was told that the cost would be about $800, though, as they claim the fuel pump is inside of the fuel tank.
When searching the web, I've seen both under the back seat and inside of the fuel tank, so I'm very confused at this point, so I'm turning to you for help.
a> Do the symptoms I'm describing sound like a faulty fuel pump?
b> Is the fuel pump inside of the tank or under the seat for my vehicle?