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1.8 tddi starting problem when cold - steve28
hi my car wont start very well i have to switch it on &off about 4 times then when it does start youd think it was on fire there is a little bolt that goes that connects the first cable to the last on the glow plugs i have been told that this should get hot but it is luke warm. it turns over slower in the morning could this be my battery could you please help me with this problem

Edited by Webmaster on 24/10/2007 at 20:55

1.8 tddi starting problem when cold - piston power
Have you tested the glow plugs? best to remove them and put 12v across them to see if they glow, but only for a few seconds ie:4 secs don't burn them out!
check if the timer/relay is working ok, please report back with any info..
1.8 tddi starting problem when cold - DP
It sounds like glowplugs to me as well.

When it eventually starts, does it fire up on all four straight away, or is more like 2 cylinders, then 3, then 4 (and lots of smoke as you say)?

The Mondeo's been firing up on 3 in the recent cold snap so I've got this job coming up soon as well. And I bet it's the one buried behind the pump!!

04 Grand Scenic 1.9 dCi Dynamique
00 Mondeo 1.8TD LX
1.8 tddi starting problem when cold - steve28
thanks for reply just watch your knuckles i lost a bit of skin on mine if it is the plugs

Do you know where is the timer relay is?

my glow plugs were changed about 4000 miles ago.

{3 replies all combined into one - DD}

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 25/10/2007 at 20:05

ford escort estate 18 tddi - steve28
i am getting now power to my glow plugs
ford escort estate 18 tddi - Pugugly {P}

Do you mind replying within the same post as you originally created. Saves one of us having to move them back in there and avoids when confusion to other readers.


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