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Need oil pump replaced

I have a 1999 Audi A4 quattro and the timing belt broke causing major engine damage and it cost nearly $5,000 to get it fixed. When I got the car it ran great for a while now I think the oil pump is gone. I haven't taken it to the repair shop yet just talked to them on the phone explaining that the car will start but has no oil pressure and makes a loud noise. They tell me that it is probably the oil pump and that it will cost me around $700- $1000 to get it fixed they say that the oil pump cost around $200 and that it is major labor to fix it. I don't know what to do I mean I have put so much in to it already but I don't want to take it and then be told there is more damage and that it will cost even more than that.

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  • veto78 Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same issue but my car is a 2004 model 1.8 turbo engine. I recommend doing the belt because my car had much of your symptoms and now I need a new engine head. I am having the head rebuild hoping that it will help. I am still in the woods.



  • Adubyad May 11, 2010

    Audis are nice cars and built quite well, but they have to be maintained the right way and you obviosly failed to do so. The only thing I can suggest is to weigh your options, how deep into the car are you and how attached, how long you have had it and what kind of shape it is in besides this.
    Also post a list of what the shop said was broken after the timing belt broke, and exactly what they replaced, this could help me predict what else is could be found broken when they do your oil pump. If you do keep the car, join www.audiforums.com www.audizine.com and www.audiworld.com and start doing your routine maintaining on time, if not very early, i change the oil every 2,500 miles with sythetic in my S4, and keep everything checked up on. good luck and find me on the forums if you need more advice

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Dont know why its a major job takes us about 4hrs to change them,if you havent ran it for long you should be ok but if you have ran it a long time .......umh not a good start to the new year.....

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