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Hello,
Hope someone can help me here, I have a Saab 9000 CDi ( 2.0 non turbo ). It's currently with the nice people at the AA who are trying to part me from £580 for a fuel pump !

Not being one for dramatics, but at 147,000 miles and being built in 1991, the MOT is also due, I'm leaning towards not paying for this work and getting another car. Is this a reasonable price for a blown fuel pump ? They have quoted £270 ish for the part, the rest for fitting.

You may have guessed I'm not a mechanic !

Thanks for any help you may be able to give.

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Welcome to Saabscene

The fuel pump for your year just happens to be about the most expensive 9000 one out there. That said Euro Car Parts will sell you the OE one for £199+VAT. The labour cost sounds incredible. It's not a job I've had to do myself (yet
) but even Haynes rate it 1 spanner (easy for the novice). How the AA estimate £300 labour I don't know. If you don't fancy DIYing it I'm sure folk on the board can recommend a good Saab independent in your area.

As to getting another car I often think it's better the devil you know (and at 147,000 mile yours is just broken in ).
 

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Mark,welcome,
you should be able to get a replacement pump ,on its own, for about £60 via people like Geman & sweedish etc...
A main dealer will only sell you complete 'tank' unit .Fitting sould not take more than an hour(ish)
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done it myself
it is quite easy
two stroke to turbo do a kit..donno the price I had a loaner from abbott and they orgasnised it

you do need the red spannery thing from the toolbox to unscrew the pump holder from the tank
and its best done from the inside....
 

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Just in case anyone thought my comment
The fuel pump for your year just happens to be about the most expensive 9000 one out there.  [/b]
was flipant: I meant it. You can buy 4 new OE ones for the 88-89 9000 for the same price
. That's not to say that a decent specialist won't have a tested 2nd hand one for far less (I've also used Wheelton and they do have a lot of spares).
 

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mark this is an easy job to diy, i had to do my 9000i [1989] non turbo last week,time took approx 1 hour max, this includes time taken to swop unit tops over as the pump i got came out of a newer car, regards redrocket
 

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Wow !
Thanks for all the replies, I've taken the car out of the AA garage and sent it to a local mechanic ( recommended by a friend ). I'm going to buy the spare from either Neo brothers or German and Swedish Car parts. local Mechanic is going to fit it. Sorted !

Thanks once again. I'll buy you all a drink next time you're in the pub !

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