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<br/> oil pump seemed to have broke over weekend.
<br/> garage sauggests about 15 hours work. $1500, seems high


  • edited September 2007
    Get another estimate.
  • edited September 2007
    What motor?
  • edited September 2007
    Guess it doesn't matter what motor. Attached are the labor rates for all available motors. Simply find your motor on the chart, read across to find how many hour, multiply that by your local labor rate, add parts (pump, gaskets, oil), and any applicable tax.

    Seems a little high to me.
    Oil Pump labor.doc
  • edited September 2007
    What about details?

    An oil pump "breaking" is a bit unusual.

    What happened? Oil light on, continued engine operation, knocking, engine seizure, engine still reasonably full of oil, etc.?

    Does this 1500 include a crank kit?
  • edited September 2007
    its the eddie baer v8

    woke up Saturday morning, driving my daughter to soccer game, noticed harder sounds, flutter to clanking. oil not too low, but wound up stalling, cut power.

    had some oil just to top off and symptom subsided momentarily, also stuck out of nowhere. Stalled again after repeat of above, got towed.

    garage doesnt believe there is engine damage, no smoke on starting, but oil not being distributed.

    says uncommon, costly job , his "book" suggesting 14.5 hours, all parts total = $1500

    lots of money for old 99, yet honestly despite people being harsh on fords, the truck has treated my family well.
  • edited September 2007
    76k miles

    do hear once one thing goes then others start at same time...
  • edited September 2007

    I'm sorry, but I have to comment on two of your statements....Ford being good quality and the vehicle giving you great service...yet you only have 76k miles.....Wait until the car reaches 250k miles and tell me how GREAT the service is. The $1500 you'll be spending is more then I put in my 98 Pathfinder with OVER 300k miles.
  • edited September 2007
    thanks for the perspective on your investment. I am not getting too religous on brands right now but glad you feel you've made the right choice. I have heard bad things about Fords on autos that havent nearly reached the miles I have, so I guess I was agreeing with your assessment on general industry experiences and highlighting that I might have broken past the usual Ford yield

    I was looking for some validation from some folks with more experience than me to ensure there isnt anything else this could be and is work/hours estimate in line
  • edited September 2007
    The complaint is still unclear to me.

    You "topped off" the oil. Well, how low was it, how much oil did you add, did it fill it to the MAX level, and did that red oil light come on?
    Was it rattling, clanking, or whatever when it "stalled" the second time?

    If the oil light was on, the engine was clanking, etc. then you DO have engine damage. The only question is to what degree.
    Smoking has nothing to do with it; the problem will be in the crankshaft and cam bearings, etc.

    I'm still dubious about a broken oil pump being the cause of this.
    Exact details need to be provided to help in any attempt to figure out what's going on.

    I actually own and drive Ford products and get long service out of them. As I always state, the vast majority of problems are not caused by the vehicle, but the owner.

  • edited September 2007

    i threw in a couple quarts and might have overfilled a little bit. yet, the noise was the same and stalled both times. the oil pressure seemed to go back and forth from L to about midway but mostly stayed at L. it was clanking, no smoke or overheat. not read hard noise but enought htat you knew something was definately wrong. I wish I could help you help me more but then again that is why i stumbled on this blog.
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