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starting mondeo glow plus starter motor battery fuel injector cold

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#1 LesJohnson



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

Can someone please help me?

I have a 2008 Mondeo 1.8 TDCi Zetec and am finding it increasingly difficult to start first thing. When I turn the key (after the glow plug light goes out) the engine almost turns over but doesn't start. WHen I turn the key on the second attempt it usually starts, and then for the rest of the day it does start first time. However, when it's cold and I try to start first thing in the morning it takes 3 or 4 attempts before it starts!

The garage I bought it from had the car for several days and said they couldn't find anything wrong with it (although to be honest I'm not sure they know what they're doing!)

I am worried that this may be something that could be worse if I don't get it looked at by another garage but it would help if I had an idea of what was causing this so I can tell the garage what to look for.

Any ideas would be gratefully received!

Thank you in advance.

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#2 mik



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Similar problem I had on a diesel van. Could it be glow plugs? I do know they wear out and when I had mine replaced it started like a dream.

#3 gumpy321


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Wrong section. Better ask a mod to move this into the Mondeo section. You'll get more answers there.

#4 Chris_Focus



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Glow plugs.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Glow plugs.

Sounds like it my old works van would not fire in a morning but new glow plugs cured it.

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