2004 Volkswagen Passat Oil Pump Repair in Downtown Portland, Oregon

What symptoms should I be looking out for when I think I that I have a problem with my oil pump? Are their noises or anything that will tell me for sure?

Many people who are having problems with their oil pump will notice some to all of the things mentioned in the following sentences. You could notice that your check engine light will begin illuminating. Your computer begins storing OBD trouble codes. You may also start to experience stalls. Your engine might go into limp mode in an effort to protect the engine. Finally, you may not be able to start the vehicle or you might experience stalls.

What are the OBD codes someone might see if they have a problem with their oil pump?

If you truely are having problems with your 2004 VW Passat oil pump then you will find the following codes will show up when you check your OBD codes:

  • P0524: Engine Oil Pressure Too Low
  • P2292: Injector Control Pressure Erratic
  • P2290: Injector Control Pressure Too Low

Alright, well, I think I know what an oil pump does but how do I really know what it does at all? Could you tell me so that I know for certain?

The oil pump is a component that provides the pressurized oil to the engine components that need that oil. It is a critical piece that makes sure that things are as lubricated as necessary in order for optimal engine usage.

What should I be avoiding if I have an oil pump issue?

You should avoid starting the engine until you know, without a doubt, what your oil pressure is for sure. If you drive a vehicle that has come under oil starvation then you can seize the engine and create a massive problem for yourself.

How often should I be looking at my oil pump in order to have it stay in good condition? What are the times or mileages I should be worried about it being a problem.

It is actually extremely difficult to determine when an oil pump is going to break down. There are many oil pumps that will never breakdown during the service life of the vehicle. We find that the problem occurs more often in vehicles that do not get regular engine oil and filter changes as recommended.

How do I contact you if I want you to work on my 2004 Volkswagen Passat and have a look at my oil pump?

You can always call us at 503-238-1707 during business hours. You can also stop by and talk with us by visiting 100 NE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97232.