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Oil pressure light came on And when it revved up light went

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Oil pressure light came on
And when it revved up light went off when we go home and car sat there is now a puddle of oil on the ground
JA: Have you checked the oil? How old is your oil pump?
Customer: It's 196076 miles old
JA: What is the model of your '194076 VW?
Customer: 2002 passat
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just happened was thinking oil pump but was wondering if oil pump went out would oil leak out
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Also wondering if its difficult to replace I can do kyself
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** can be caused by a few things. You need to first find where the leak is coming from. Most of the time the oil pressure sensor fails and leaks which will cause these things to occur. It is also possible that the leak started from someplace else and the low oil level is causing the oil pressure light to come on. The main thing is finding the leak. If it was the oil pump it would not typically leak externally.