Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
While driving my 2004 Dodge Neon, upon initial acceleration, the fuel gauge would drop down to the red level and the low-fuel light would come on, then the gauge would move back up to where it should be and the light would go back off. Prior to this the car had been running a little rough (like needing a tune-up on an older car would feel). There was about 1/4 tank of fuel in the tank at the time of this problem. I realize the fuel pump is in the tank. The repair shop wants $1100.00 to replace the pump (the part alone is $300.00). That is really a lot of money in this economy and I can't replace it myself since the tank needs to be dropped according to the repair manuals.
My question is. Can I prolong replacing it by keeping the tank full of fuel?
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 AT 10:04 PM