Whether you are buying a new car or maybe an older car is starting to act up it is always a good idea to learn a little bit of maintenance. You might not have a problem just yet or maybe the fuel pump acting up is your only problem, either way knowing how to solve the issue is a good idea. Many questions surround the fuel pump for the Nissan Juke and other Nissan vehicles in regards to different topics. That is why they are going to be broken down and more easily accessible for you to look at.
If you own a Nissan Juke in Perth or anywhere else you can also get your vehicle serviced from a Nissan service center.
How do I reset my fuel pump?
Resetting your fuel pump can be really easy and usually does not require much mechanical knowledge on cars. Generally, most vehicles that are somewhat new come with an inertia shut-off switch that activates during potholes or sudden stops like in accidents.
First thing is to locate the shut-off switch. It is suggested you look up where it is located but it usually falls behind the glove cabinet, under the driver’s side carpet or behind a panel on the driver’s side door. There you can find the reset switch which will get you running again. Then just start the engine, it might take a while to activate.
How do you reset the fuel pump on a Nissan?
The Nissan line has a unique way to reset its fuel pump. It can be a little bit difficult to get the timing down but unlike the others, this method does not need you to learn any car mechanics. All of this will be done in the seat of the Nissan vehicle, this includes the Nissan Juke Perth. This method also does a reset check on everything so if you plan to change any other fuses then this is the method.
- Close all doors and turn the ignition on.
- Pump the accelerator 5 times within 5 seconds
- Take your foot off the accelerator and wait for 7s
- Press and hold the accelerator for 10s. The Engine Management Light should start to flash after 10s
- Remove your foot
- Press and hold the accelerator for another 10s
Where is the fuel pump relay switch located?
The fuel pump relay switch can have multiple locations. This helps create a unique design for each vehicle but for the drivers, this can be a bit tedious. Searching for the switch in a hurry can be annoying and that is why having multiple locations noted will be useful for each time it needs to be changed.
This can be taken into two manners: the fuel pump itself is a switch as well as the switch to reset the fuel pump. Common areas of both manners will be listed.
The fuel pump itself is commonly found in the main fuse box. The main fuse box is found in the engine bay and is usually the long black box. Inside the box you will find a large black cube, this is the fuel pump relay.
Common locations for the shut-off fuel pump switch usually sits inside the vehicle. The first location is the side-panel located on the wall next to the driver’s door. The second location is also on the driver’s side on the floor between the footrest and the door, sometimes under the carpet. The last common location is behind the glove compartment, also sometimes being situated underneath it.
If you still can not find your fuel pump relay for your Nissan Juke or other cars then it is best to check the manual for the vehicle you own. Otherwise, contact the manufacturer and ask the location.
How do I know if my fuel pump relay is bad?
There are multiple indications that the fuel pump relay may be past its time. If you know what to look for you can catch it before anything bad happens. It is much better to miss a trip to the shops to fix your car then have your car stop on a busy road.
The engine does not start
This one is pretty clear as it will take notice straight away. If the fuel pump relay can not pump fuel to the engine then that means the engine won’t start. This is a clear indication that the fuel pump relay should be replaced.
If the engine believes the fuel pump relay is not working as intended then it may cut off power to the area. After a small amount of time the fuel pump may get the power it needs to run but don’t be fooled as this is only a temporary fix and is very unsafe.
No fuel pump noise
When the ignition goes off you will hear different sounds. One of those sounds is the fuel pump relay kicking in which causes a low hum. If you listen closely and do not hear the sound then you should get your fuel pump relay fixed and swap out as something is not right.