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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

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    Does anyone know where I can go and pick those two rubber hose from the two right at the front of the engine, because no one part store seems to have them anymore. The right hose has cracked and we need that part. Went to Massey Cadillac in Orlando and was able to get the right hose, but not the left because GM has discontinued the part..

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    You mean the intake ducting? If they're no longer available, you'll have to find them used. Salvage yard or online.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

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    You mean the intake ducting? If they're no longer available, you'll have to find them used. Salvage yard or online.
    Is that what they are called!!! Been trying to think of the name all day.

    We plan on buying the fuel pump from 1A Auto here is the link.

    http://www.1aauto.com/1A/fuel-pump/C...Fevm7AodT3IAqA

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    Just use some gasket sealer or something similar to seal the crack. I have used the sealer when there are crack around plastic hoses and hard to find vacuum line parts, so far no problems and works great.

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    Also, I have the right side plastic intake ducting which I pulled for the junk yard few months ago. I'm going to the junk yard again this weekend and if you are still looking for that plastic ducting let me know by Saturday afternoon so I can look around and if it's there I can get it for you.


    Thanks.

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    Just use some gasket sealer or something similar to seal the crack. I have used the sealer when there are crack around plastic hoses and hard to find vacuum line parts, so far no problems and works great.

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    Also, I have the right side plastic intake ducting which I pulled for the junk yard few months ago. I'm going to the junk yard again this weekend and if you are still looking for that plastic ducting let me know by Saturday afternoon so I can look around and if it's there I can get it for you.


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    Thanks for your help, but we bought the right intake ducting from GM it had to be special ordered. But come to take a look at the left ducting early today nothing seems to be wrong with it. But thanks for your help retho78

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    The only issue now is that we have to sit and wait.. Waiting on the Fuel Pump from 1A Auto and the Intake Ducting from Gm which I had to get special order from Massey Cadillac, the parts should be here not latter then Thursday the 19 i'll post photos of everything and an update on the car once we get everything replaced..[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Guys I have a question, what would happen if we went without the strainer to the fuel pump?????????????????

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    All of the debris in the 14 year old tank will get into the pump, lines, and injectors.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    All of the debris in the 14 year old tank will get into the pump, lines, and injectors.
    Un huh I see.. I have a question we are having someone replace the fuel pump, Our guy was going to charge us $80 but he is acting like an ass and he doesn't want to do the job anymore. So I have been looking around for an MOBILE MECHANIC and the two guys I have talked to so far want to charge us $200. One of the mechanic said this
    "The labor cost to replace the Fuel pump would be $200. This is due to the fact that there's no easy access to the pump itself and the entire fuel tank needs to be dropped to get to it." Please tell me this is true because if it is we will go head and pay the $200 for the replacement if not we will go head and keep looking for someone else.

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    If the pump is in the tank and there is no access panel, you have to drop the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
    If the pump is in the tank and there is no access panel, you have to drop the tank.
    The pump is in the tank & yes we know we have to drop the tank to replace the pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Catera98 View Post
    The pump is in the tank & yes we know we have to drop the tank to replace the pump.
    Then what was the question? I've dropped the tank on a few cars including a 75 gallon one in my motorhome a few months ago. It's not all that hard. If you're in Orlando, there must be plenty of Spanish guys on Craigslist that would do it for fifty and a 6-pack.

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    Mobile mechanic? As in "some guy who works on cars" comes to your house? Good luck with that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Mobile mechanic? As in "some guy who works on cars" comes to your house? Good luck with that one...
    I know what it is MC... The guy who is always fixing my family cars is a mobile mechanic he just doesn't want to this job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
    Then what was the question? I've dropped the tank on a few cars including a 75 gallon one in my motorhome a few months ago. It's not all that hard. If you're in Orlando, there must be plenty of Spanish guys on Craigslist that would do it for fifty and a 6-pack.
    If I see a Spanish guy where I live they are cutting someone grass or cleaning a house, What my question was would that be the normal price to replace a fuel pump on a cater...

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    Well that wasn't offensive to anyone...



    "Normal price" is whatever the hourly charge is, times however long the guy takes to do it.

    Call a dealer and ask what the "book time" is to replace the pump (which is usually longer than the time it actually takes), and assume someone doing it without a lift is going to take longer.

    $200 is just under 2 hours dealer time, which sounds about right to me, but you shouldn't be getting charged dealer money by a guy doing the work in a driveway.

    It's cheaper than having to get it towed to a garage, so I wouldn't worry about it anyway. As long as the job is done right.

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