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How much does it cost to replace a fuel pressure sensor? 

You can expect an average total auto repair cost of $379 for a fuel pressure sensor replacement, with $145 for parts and $235 for mechanic labor. The exact price will depend on your vehicle.
How long does it take to replace a fuel pressure sensor? In general, it takes around 1.9 hours hours for a certified mechanic to complete the job. Your mechanic will perform a preliminary inspection to determine if a replacement is necessary, then follow through with the full replacement. 
Here’s an overview of fuel pressure sensor replacement costs for different vehicles:
Estimate DateCustomerCarFair Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostLabor Time
May 27, 2024
Mercedes-Benz C
$354
$155
$199
1.8 Hours
May 26, 2024
Chevrolet Blazer
$333
$155
$178
1.4 Hours
May 24, 2024
Mini Cooper
$317
$155
$162
1.4 Hours
May 20, 2024
Jaguar XE
$406
$155
$252
1.8 Hours
May 13, 2024
Toyota Yaris
$325
$155
$171
1.4 Hours
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How did we estimate these prices?

Jerry's experts researched and collected data from 2500+ real repair shops in all 50 states in the US, including everything from the total cost of repair services to the hourly labor cost for mechanic labor in each shop. We combined that data with our expert database of hundreds of real repair jobs, thousands of real cars, millions of real car part prices in order to best estimate the cost of each repair service. Our labor cost estimate is calculated by taking the average hourly labor rate for a certified mechanic in the US, times the number of hours it takes on average to complete a repair. We recommend you compare your local shops with Jerry and contact those shops directly to get final pricing for your vehicle.

What parts do I need for my fuel pressure sensor replacement and how much do those parts cost?

You’ll need a new fuel pressure sensor to replace your faulty one. You can check your owner’s manual or ask your mechanic for the precise specifications of the sensor your car requires. The average cost of a fuel pressure sensor part, not including labor costs, is $145.
If you need to purchase a replacement part, we recommend going to your local auto parts stores like AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, and O'Reilly Auto Parts, or online retailers like Amazon and RockAuto. Three trusted brands we recommend are ACDelco, Standard Motor Products, and Bosch. Keep in mind that like price, recommended brands may also vary depending on your vehicle’s specific year, make, and model.
When it comes to your fuel pressure sensor, the general consensus is that OEM parts are just as good as aftermarket replacements.
Fuel pressure sensor replacement kits and parts can be purchased at auto body shops and auto parts shops like AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts and O'Reilly Auto Parts. You can also find replacements online on Amazon and RockAuto. Your vehicle’s owner manual will list the specs for replacements, which you can use to find the proper parts.

Where can I get my fuel pressure sensor replaced?

Finding the right place to get your fuel pressure sensor replaced can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a go-to mechanic. Luckily, Jerry's
GarageGuard™
can help you compare costs from over 2,500 vetted repair shops in the US. 
Jerry's GarageGuard™ compares fair price estimates* from each shop using their real hourly labor rate. With Jerry's GarageGuard™, you can find out if you’ll need to budget for diagnostic fees (and if it’s included in the service cost), and you’ll receive real reviews to help you choose the best service.
Check out some of our vetted shops below and download the app to compare car repair quotes in your area.
192 Reviews
Goodyear Auto Service - Litchfield Albertsons Plaza
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12902 W Indian School Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ
Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$307
(Parts - $128, Labor - $179)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$120
168 Reviews
Solid Motorcars
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3024 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$298
(Parts - $128, Labor - $170)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$199
118 Reviews
Laurel Heights Automotive
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9109 E Gregory Blvd #6407, Raytown, MO
Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$320
(Parts - $128, Labor - $192)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$50
187 Reviews
106 St Tire & Wheel
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106-01 Northern Blvd, Manhattan, NY
Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$324
(Parts - $128, Labor - $196)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$25
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How did we vet these shops?

Jerry experts researched 2500+ real repair shops across the US. We talked to real shop customers, and analyzed both real shop pricing data and thousands of real customer reviews from each shop to verify them individually. We do not partner with the shops listed above, and our analysis is always unbiased.

How will a mechanic replace my fuel pressure sensor?

A mechanic will normally do the following steps while replacing a fuel pressure sensor:
  • Bleed the fuel pressure and disconnect the battery
  • Remove the faulty fuel pressure sensor
  • Install a new sensor replacement part
  • Reconnect the battery and test drive the car to make sure everything’s working correctly

What happens if I don’t replace my fuel pressure sensor?

Your vehicle’s fuel rail sensor is an important tool that ensures you never use excess fuel and impact your car’s performance. If your fuel pressure sensor fails, you may have difficulty starting the engine or have poor performance, which could cause problems on the road.

What is a fuel pressure sensor?

Fuel pressure sensors (in fuel-injected and diesel engines) measure fuel system pressure and communicate it to the engine management module. The sensor—also known as a “fuel rail pressure sensor”—is a particularly weak point in the loop that is more susceptible to damage.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the fuel pressure sensor?

Here are the most common signs of a bad fuel pressure sensor:
  • Your car experiences stalling or idling
  • Your car runs erratically
  • The check engine light on the control module turns on (and stays on), a sign that the onboard diagnostic system (OBD) has detected a problem with the system

How long does a fuel pressure sensor last?

The fuel pressure sensor is designed to last throughout your vehicle’s lifetime. Occasionally, however, the sensor will be faulty and need to be replaced. 
The fuel pressure sensor is not included in routine maintenance and is only handled when it malfunctions. Get your fuel pressure sensor checked as soon as possible if you feel like it may be failing.

Can I replace my fuel pressure sensor myself?

Unless you consider yourself an expert in do-it-yourself car repairs, you’re probably best off seeking the help of a certified mechanic.

FAQs

Yes, it’s possible to drive your car even with a faulty fuel pressure sensor. However, doing so may affect the machinery, and over the longer term, the engine’s performance may be severely damaged.
If the fuel pressure in your vehicle’s system is below specification, your car’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) will throw a P0087 diagnostic trouble code.
A variety of issues can result in a faulty pressure sensor, but some of the most common include a build-up of dirt and debris, an automotive collision dislodging the sensor, and damage caused by extreme temperatures.

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John Davis
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John Davis is an expert automotive writer and former automotive mechanic. John's work spans multiple categories, and he relishes the opportunity to research a new subject and expand his area of expertise and industry knowledge. To date, John has written more than 200 articles covering car maintenance and care, car advice, how-to guides, and more.
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Kathleen Flear is an expert insurance writer and editor who heads up Jerry’s editorial team as director of content. Kathleen empowers drivers to make smart car ownership decisions through  best-in-class articles on insurance, loans, and maintenance. Prior to joining Jerry in 2021, Kathleen served as managing editor for a team of SEO content marketing professionals at Article-Writing.co and worked as a freelance writer and editor for a range of digital publications, including Chicago Literati magazine and Golden Words. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Queen’s University, and a master’s degree in creative writing and fiction from Sierra Nevada University.
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