One of your posted answers regarding replacing "ECM" if vehicle cranks but does not want to start

Onevoice
0

Asked by Jan 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM about the 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My vehicle cranks as well but does not want to start.  Mechanic suspects fuel pump shot.  Im just trying to figure out what a "reasonable" quote is to replace the fuel pump.  Quote I received was $478 for pump, seals, filter, strainer.  thank you

4 Answers

tenspeed
81,485

$400-$500 is a reasonable quote for replacing the fuel pump. The pumps are not cheap and the tank has to be removed to replace them. Call around to other shops in your area to confirm the estimate.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
MrBlueOval
5,125

I agree, the fuel pump is electric and located INSIDE your fuel tank. To replace it the tank has to be drained, taken completely off and taken apart plus the pumps are very expensive now, not like the old cars with mechanical $25.00 pumps on the engine. Call around and check 3 or 4 different reputable repair shops. Good Luck, Kenny/MrBlueOval.

Michael Tutty
7,085

Before you touch the tank, one thing. Check the inertia switch! On a Ford product, that is often the problem. On the Grand Marquis it is located on the driver's side hinge of the trunk lid. All it takes, sometimes, is a parking lot bump to trip them. Not many mechanics think of this, since Ford was the only company to include one in the system. Personally, I think they are a fantastic idea!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
ArrowCab
10

Personally, I have changed the fuel pump many times on my Grand Marquis' of which I own several and you can do it while leaving the fuel tank in place. Just drain your tank down to about 1/4 and remove the plate on the back side of the tank, it faces toward the front of the car, and with a little maneuvering you can remove the entire assembly. Start to finish takes about 1 hour.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Not starting after leaving it sit over night 18 answers

    I have a '99 mercury grand marquis. I just got a brand new starter put on and some wires cleaned up. I paid an extra $90.00 an hour on a machine for the wiring and nothing came up. It starts up but af...

    1999 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr GS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • mercury 2000 grand marquis won't start. 3 answers

    I previously posted the same question, and got one answer, which was helpful. However, I now have additional information. The car cranks, starts to run, then shuts off with the antitheft light on the ...

    2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1997 Grand Marquis wont start 4 answers

    Car sat for several months. Worked just fine. Now, no start. Engine cranks but no fire. I suspect it's not getting fuel. Fuel shutoff is NOT tripped. Fuel pump fuse is NOT blown. There is NO sp...

    1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • New battery goes dead over night 19 answers

    2010 mercury grand marquis. New battery goes dead over night. Trunk light is off, glove compartment light is off, vanity lights in visors are off. AC compressor is not engaged when vehicle is not runn...

    2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • To replace or not to replace? 5 answers

    Hi, have a 1992 Sable Wagon with 70K miles and leaky head gaskets. Engine was stopped before overheating occurred. Heads/valves have been reworked and are ready to be installed. Purchased a new AC c...

    1992 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Marquis

Looking for a Used Grand Marquis in your area?

CarGurus has 2,333 nationwide Grand Marquis listings starting at $1,599.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Grand Marquis Questions

Mercury Grand Marquis Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 4,060
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,780
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Crown Victoria"
6 Great Deals out of 1,369 listings starting at $2,000
Used Lincoln Town Car"
32 Great Deals out of 2,058 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Impala"
492 Great Deals out of 30,203 listings starting at $1,236
Used Ford F-150"
2,176 Great Deals out of 206,868 listings starting at $991
Used Ford Mustang"
312 Great Deals out of 42,696 listings starting at $1,999
Used Cadillac DeVille"
8 Great Deals out of 2,115 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
657 Great Deals out of 76,585 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Taurus"
208 Great Deals out of 16,751 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,125 Great Deals out of 78,399 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
582 Great Deals out of 30,140 listings starting at $1,991
Used Buick LeSabre"
39 Great Deals out of 2,361 listings starting at $1,595

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 38 listings starting at $11,495
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 141 listings starting at $6,995
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 113 listings starting at $1,599
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 201 listings starting at $4,598
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 186 listings starting at $2,990