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Why won't my Vauxhall Vectra start?

I have a 2002 Vauxhall Vectra 2-litre DTI. I cannot start the engine. I tried with jump leads, and failed. Then I towed it with another car, and after one hundred metres the car started. I drove for fifteen minutes with no problem and no misfire. I switched off the engine after 20 minutes and tried to restart, but it wouldn't. What is the problem?

Asked on 21 August 2010 by navjit

Answered by Honest John
Probably a small airleak into the fuel delivery system. That stops you starting it, but once it is running it will run.
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