Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 212 KM miles
Hi, I have a 1998 Ford Exlorer ( Vin starting with a 1) and I belevie the fuel pump has stopped working. I can trun it over and it catches and idles fine. But when I put it into drive and apply the gas it startes to hesitate. Like its starving for fuel. I must confess that my check engine ligjt has been going off and on for a while ( 2 months) mostly when I'm going up hill. On Friday while going up a hill ( not towing anything) the engine light stated to flash and then stayed on solid. So my question is. I know this pump is inside the tank, but will I need to have both the sending unit and pump repalced and if so what wiould a fare labour amt for me to pay a tech?
A good tech can do it in around 2 hours. As far as the pump, I'm not sure that is the problem since the check engine light has been coming on. I would recommend having the computer scanned before replacing the pump. Check local nationally recognized parts stores to see if any will lend or rent a scanner to you and check for engine codes in the computer. If you can't do that, before replacing the pump, check for fuel pressure. Here is a how to video and directions. It is easy to do.