sitting is disgust
06 F150 did a no start, rather than fuss with it, had it towed to the dealer. The call I didn't want came today. $1500.00 to replace both the FPDM and the fuel pump.
While the price sounds outrageous alone, all that I read here about the FPDM being susceptable to corrosion due to (1) poor overall design on FMC's part. Locating the part in an area that is prone to exposure in certain climates to corrosion causing materials (salt). (2) fastening an aluminum housing on a steel cross member with (a) little to no isolation from the effects of dissimilar metal corrosion and (b) fastening it on a uneven surface, causing undo torque on the aluminum housing. Resulting in either a cracked housing or a housing with a hole in it. Either case, causing a failure.
Not happy yet with the replacement of FPDM, but if anyone knows, does the failure of the FPDM also take out the fuel pump? That is what I suspect is the costly item in the total repair cost. Am I being suspicious about the dealer taking the easy road and assuming if one is gone the other must be too? Or do I insist that one be replaced and then the pump be checked? Can they check the FP with out the FPDM working. Just looking for some arguments to use when I do battle with the service manager tomorrow. Help me please