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Am I Being Ripped Off?
I have a 2000 F350 7.3L. We drove up from Fla and the truck ran pretty good, other than having to replace a water pump in Mo & fuel filter. We had glow plugs worked on before we left Fla and the heater block checked. The day after we got here the truck would crank, but not fire. It has 2 brand new batteries, but I believe had gotten run down from trying to crank it for 2 weeks and the cold weather.
We had the truck towed to a mechanic today. We thought the fuel had gelled up, but they said the fuel system is ok, and they are saying it is the low pressure oil pump and will run $3700.00 to fix, due to having to take out the engine to get to it.
I have a hard time believing it would cost that much from a $100 part, from what I have found on the forum. The Ford dealership in Mo. who replaced the water pump did a diagnostic on it and the low pressure pump was not mentioned and I find it hard to believe the next day it would go out.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!