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jerem0621

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Posted: 06/28/19 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No way I would pay 2k to replace a fuel line and a fuel pump. And the suspension components to that price and it gets a little more agreeable.

And the fact that he didn’t diagnose the brake lines which was a common issue for those vehicles makes me even more suspect.

Second opinion is recommended.

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mtofell1 wrote:

I ultimately got rid of my 06 Chevy 2500 because of all the nickel and dime repairs. The Duramax diesel engine and allison tranny were great but it seems like every other oil change there was $1000+ in repairs to suspension parts, hubs and junk like that. At 15+ years old I'd have a hard time putting that much money into a vehicle. Once you fix one set of problems something else is going to start having problems. I bought a new truck in 2014 and haven't spent a dime on anything other than routine maintenance.


Different scenario being from Oregon than the OP's. Nickels are nickels, but he's dealing with the parts wearing out AND rust destroying parts that would last 40 years here. (Unless you live in the mountains)


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Are any of these what you need?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/gmc,2004,sierra+2500,6.0l+v8,1425226,fuel+&+air

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Actually, the job isn't as bad as you might think. I replaced fuel and brake lines on ours and I had no experience doing that kind of thing. Take your time and study up beforehand. Brake lines were harder than fuel lines. Fuel pump isnt hard. Ours was an 02.

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I think you should check with a GM dealer as some fuel line issues are covered by an extended warranty that GM put in place as the result of the danger of a failure. Chris


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The shop may be quoting price for an OEM part. If you prefer a cheaper part from an auto parts store, ask the shop if they will do that to save you some money. Often they have more than one source, and flexibility.


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Me Again wrote:

I think you should check with a GM dealer as some fuel line issues are covered by an extended warranty that GM put in place as the result of the danger of a failure. Chris

Extended for 15 years for a rust problem? Seems like a huge stretch to me.

OP - if the repairs are out of your skill set, then you really have only two choices. Research youTube and give it a shot yourself, or pay the piper.

That is a lot of repairs for a 15+ year old truck. Im with those who say show me the rusted fuel line. It may very well be, but I'd have to see it first hand before I paid someone to do that.

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If reliability far from home is your goal, an older truck with an increasing number of replacement parts is likely not going to deliver that. Few mechanics are capable or caring enough to install to factory standards. And aftermarket parts? A total crapshoot.

I maintain some older vehicles myself. But with my own labor and OEM parts.

Rust never sleeps. If it's to the point of control arms and lines, better get a second opinion. Pretty soon you'll be into sunk costs and telling yourself you can't quit now.


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Yes, there will be a warning. It's called a fire.
If you haven't had the brake lines replaced yet I'm wondering if the shop doesn't know the difference between fuel and brake lines. The fuel pump sending units were known to rust at the top of the tank, but I've never seen fuel lines in that model rusting before brake lines.
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Do it. Call around for prices, but do it. I just drove home with my family in a rental car because my rear axle bearing failed while the trailer was on and ruined the axle housing $$$. Now I will have to drive back when they finish the truck get the trailer and drag it home. In my case an ounce of prevention would have been worth a bunch of pounds of cure.

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