Fuel pump problem

With the code P0089 fuel pressure regulator 1 performance how do I know what fuel pump on my volkswagen is not functioning.

My car has 87000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hello.

Code P0089 is the code for an issue withe the vehicle’s fuel pressure regulator. In this instance it appears that the code refers the fuel pressure regulator mounted in the engine bay, on the vehicle’s high pressure fuel pump. It may be possible that the fuel pressure regulator has failed and needs to be replaced, or that the pump itself is no longer providing adequate pressure, and needs to be replaced. If you need help, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to replace the fuel pressure regulator.

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The fuel system for the 2.0 TFSI separated in two systems: The low pressure system (3 to 5bar) is feeding the high pressure system (50 to 130bar).
These include a bad fuel pump relay or control module, a blown fuse, a wiring fault, loose or corroded wiring connector at the pump, or even an issue with the anti-theft system. Until these other possibilities have been checked out and eliminated, the fuel pump should be the last thing that`s replaced.
To confirm that your pump has failed, check the pressure in your fuel lines with a fuel pressure gauge; if it reads zero, then your pump is likely dead. You can also check your car`s fuse box; a blown fuel pump fuse is another reliable symptom of a failed pump.
If the fuel pump doesn`t meet the required pressure specification, then the fuel pump may be failing to pump fuel to the engine. A typical port-injected vehicle requires fuel pressure between 30 and 80 PSI.
Found under the Fuel rail on 2.0t FSI and TSI engines. This may be referred to as G247 Fuel Pressure Sensor by VagCom. Replace your pressure sensor with the most updated OEM sensor found here.
Fuel pressure for most vehicles should stay in a 5- to 10-psi range. But, techs should make sure to look at the service information for the specifications. Other data PIDs used to regulate the fuel pump include the engine position sensors.
The fuel pressure is monitored by the engine control unit via a pressure sensor and regulated via a flow control valve installed in the pump. This fuel pressure regulator is attached directly to the high-pressure pump.
Start the car and let it idle. Install a fuel pressure gauge, run the pump, and note the pressure reading. Then compare it to the manufacturer specification. If the pressure is low, you should address that problem.
A bad fuel pump may overheat and inadequately deliver gas to the engine, causing it to run hot and turn off while on the road. In this scenario, your vehicle may start back up after overheating and shutting down, only to do the same thing a half-hour later. This scenario is a common sign of a bad fuel pump.
The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is used to measure the flow rate of air entering a fuel injected engine. The PCM uses air mass information to calculate and deliver the correct amount of fuel to the cylinders under all engine operating conditions.
No matter what operating condition (short of demanding more fuel than the pump can supply), pressure in the rail will always be 58psi (or pretty close). When idling at 20 inHg, this means effective pressure will rise to 68psi because the vacuum in the manifold is adding 10psi to the rails 58psi.
A good fuel pump should also be capable of pumping at least 750 ml (3/4 quart) of fuel in 30 seconds. If it can`t, there`s a problem. The pump might be worn, or a clogged fuel filter might be restricting fuel flow to the engine, or the pump might not be getting enough voltage to run at full speed.

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