I broke my Accent's fuel pump

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Christopher Wong, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Ahem. I broke my fuel pump.

    (shuffles feet in embarrassment)

    I was changing the fuel filter on my 2001 Accent, got too rough, and snapped
    the plastic outlet where the hose from the filter connects to the pump.
    Oops. Deciding I was too much of an amateur to do fuel pump repairs myself,
    I had the car towed to the nearest mechanic. The mechanic thought I would
    have to get a new fuel pump, that they don't come in pieces. I looked up the
    Hyundai parts website (http://dcs.hyundaidealer.com/customer/index.jsp) and
    thought I found the relevant $5 component (part# 31112-25000), so I ordered
    it. It's listed as "PLATE ASSY-FUEL PUMP". The mechanic is still skeptical.
    Am I deluding myself?

    My wife has offered to lock me in the basement the next time I felt the DIY
    urge coming.

    Christopher Wong, Nov 29, 2005
  2. Christopher Wong

    hyundaitech Guest

    Sounds like a win to me. Time and parts will tell.
    hyundaitech, Nov 29, 2005
  3. It turns out I was right. I got the part today: it was indeed a $5 piece of
    plastic that replaces the one I broke. The labor is a different story. I had
    the mechanic replace it, and that costed $70. He said that it was a real
    pain with lots of pieces to reassemble. I'm sure the fact that everything
    was dripping in a full tank's gasoline did not help.

    Oh well, that was a lesson in patience. Had I been just a little more
    patient, the fuel filter job would really have been easy, and a lot cheaper.

    Christopher Wong, Dec 1, 2005
  4. Christopher Wong

    hyundaitech Guest

    Don't forget that now you're better prepared to do the next repair job
    hyundaitech, Dec 1, 2005
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