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Old 04-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Fuel Pressure Sensor Help

Hi all, new to the forums. I'm trying to get my 98 convertible registered but the check engine light code is saying my fuel pressure sensor needs replaced. Bought the part at a local autozone for 67$ but now I need some advice on how much is reasonable to pay for the labor.

My worst fear is walking into the shop uneducated and paying 500$ +

Anyone have some advice?
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:55 AM   #2
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The fuel pressure sensor is super easy to install. 2 bolts, 1 electrical connection, and one vacuum line come off, it pulls out of the fuel rail, then just put it all back together. I just changed mine in the autozone parking lot last week and it took 3 minutes
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So I just called the local Goodyear they are saying they are going to have to drop the tank which takes two hours and will cost me 178$ this sound about right or way off?

Thanks for your advice Cody
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If the sensor in question is the Fuel Tank Pressure sensor, part of the evaporative emissions system, then they are correct--the fuel tank has to be removed to get at it (it'a mounted on the top of the tank).

What was the trouble code?
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The code is p0453.


I think you may be correct.
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Yup, that is a code for a higher than should be (>4.5V) FTP sensor output signal--the tank needs to be dropped...
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Laaaame. Okay then, so in the ballpark of 200$ is reasonable? They said 2 hours of labor *wack off motion*
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Laaaame. Okay then, so in the ballpark of 200$ is reasonable? They said 2 hours of labor *wack off motion*
Two hours is reasonable for pulling the tank, swapping out the sensor and and reinstalling the tank.

Here is the procedure from the Shop Manual...
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Yeah that code requires the tank coming down. When I saw fuel pressure sensor I assumed code p0190. Sorry to get your hopes up
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