HELLOI TOOK MY 2000 CHEVY TAHOE TO A DEALERSHIP ...

  • Tiny
  • Syalo
  • 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 147,000 miles

Hello,

I took my 2000 Chevy Tahoe to a dealership to get fixed because it stopped working. A day or so before the death it was idling strange, would fluctuate between 500 rpm and 0rpm and then stall.

They came up with two problems it needs;

Replacing of Lower intake manifold gaskets

Replace Fuel Pump Module
-tech says I only had 22psi instead of the 55-62 psi recommended.

The question I hope you guys can answer;
I am a student and money is not plentiful. Could I get away with just getting the fuel pump fixed, and then shop around for the gasket? Do you think the car will run after only that repair?

Please if you need more information let me know, I am not familiar with cars and repairs but I will do my best.

-Sean

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 3:41 AM

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  • saturntech9
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With that fuel pressure its going to run very poorly so I would for sure replace the fuel pump. Then you can see how it runs I dont know how bad the intake is leaking so depending on how badly the intake is leaking will determine how it wil run. With a intake leaking it should only effect idle with a high idle or a unstable idle bouncing around. You not handy with tools?That wouldnt be the hardest fuel pump in the world to change and you could shop around for a fuel pump.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 3:49 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Sounds like the fuel pump is at fault if its only 22psi-Have the fuel pump replaced-start here

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 3:52 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Idle bouncing around like a basketball-won't hurt to clean out the idle air control valve might help a bit to stabilize the idle if it hasn't been clean out for ages

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 3:57 AM
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  • Syalo
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Thanks for the responses. Do you recommend going with the GM part, or paying less for aftermarket? Do you feel $735 is a average price?

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:00 AM
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Yes I plan on cleaning out the Throttle Body, and getting a K&N filter

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:00 AM
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  • saturntech9
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What's your zip code?I can get you a idea of how much to do the fuel pump in your area.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:05 AM
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  • Syalo
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98043, Mountlake Terrace, WA

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:06 AM
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Do you recommend going with the GM part, or paying less for aftermarket?

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:13 AM
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  • saturntech9
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I have a sliding price of 368-791 to replace the fuel pump.I would just go aftermarket on it.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 4:31 AM

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