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Old 09-25-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
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'99 XcV70 Fuel Pump went - OUCH!

My wagon had been behaving fine...

Replacing the ABS module was on the list to do when I got the time & Money,
and was creeping up the list...

The other day I went to move it... It wouldn't start... cranked fine, but
would not even sputter.

Called the shop and they sent a tow truck...

After much testing they said the Fuel pump went bad, and it is a PAIN to get
to... Drop the Rear Axle, then the shaft, then the tank, then replace the
pump.

Over $2500. MAJOR OUCH.

I didn't try an independent shop as this is my company car and I need it
back FAST... but OUCH again...

Anyone else got bit by this one...

Hear lots of stories about Fuel filters recently due to bad gas... could
that be the same cause ?

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Old 09-25-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '99 XcV70 Fuel Pump went - OUCH!

"Over $2500. MAJOR OUCH"

wow!!...to change out one of the fuel pumps??
damm, i would check w/a volvo dealer and get the "book
rate" on that job....it sounds way high.......

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '99 XcV70 Fuel Pump went - OUCH!

I did... and that was about right.

The NON-AWD was less than HALF of that.

A LOT of the labor was dropping the Axel and propeller shaft...


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Old 09-27-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '99 XcV70 Fuel Pump went - OUCH!

well...it must take something like 8 hrs
to drop the axel and prop shaft at a dealers
labor rate...sheeze, thats crazy....

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