01 FUEL PUMP WONT COME ON

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Tiny

j.stieg

September, 17, 2012 AT 5:36 PM

Can you tell me where the fuel pump relay location is on a 01 jetta VRS 2792cc.

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10 Answers

Tiny

hmac300

September, 17, 2012 AT 8:17 PM

It's on the fuse panel and thirteen panel box. Pic enclosed.

Tiny

j.stieg

September, 17, 2012 AT 10:30 PM

Not off to a good start.
I don't see the distribution box like the one you posted.
I see one small box it has one relay three empty spots for relays.
The jetta is gas if that makes a difference.

Tiny

hmac300

September, 18, 2012 AT 12:00 AM

It's under th left side of dash

Tiny

exovcds

September, 18, 2012 AT 3:12 AM

Here's a location picture from a New Beetle... same place as the Jetta.

http://newbeetle.org/forums/attachments/1-8-liter-turbo/94612d1341338212-car-died-while-driving-98-nb-dash.jpg

Tiny

j.stieg

September, 18, 2012 AT 3:34 PM

I have replaced lots of in tank fuel pumps before. But was just wondering if this VRS jetta has a fuel pump in the tank?

Tiny

exovcds

September, 18, 2012 AT 3:47 PM

Yes, under the passenger rear seat... can be checked via current ramping
to see what the pump current demand looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHoDhR47ZI&feature=plcp

Thomas

Tiny

exovcds

September, 18, 2012 AT 3:51 PM

Tap on the bottom of the gas tank (palm of hand, don't go nuts)
while someone is cranking the engine.

If she starts, pump has a worn spot.

Thomas

Tiny

j.stieg

September, 18, 2012 AT 11:13 PM

That's easy just lifting up the rear seat wish they were all like that.
Pulled out pump, checked out fine, put every thing back together runs good. Its possible there was a dead spot in the motor or a loose crimp.

When ever there is a problem with something that has a relay involved I always start troubleshooting there first, to see if the problem is upstream or downstream.

Tiny

exovcds

September, 18, 2012 AT 11:40 PM

Yes, dead spot on contact area for brushes. If you had no power at
the pump, then it would be a relay / power supply issue.

Have a shop check the waveform of the current to determine if there
is a dead spot.

The next time she doesn't start, tap on the bottom of the tank to
jiggle the pump motor to a good contact. Might not always work.

Thomas

Tiny

exovcds

September, 19, 2012 AT 3:17 AM

Here's a clip of the difference between a bad & good pump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp9iOiCwiew

Thomas

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