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Glow PLugs and Relays

Hi,

My son just purchased a 1985 Chevette with 1.8 Diesel engine. The previous owner told him that it needed a glow plug relay. What is that? How many are there on this engine? Is that the same as a glow plug?

Are Glow plug relays like spark plug wires and glow plugs like spark plugs?

I am really lost here, please help.

Ron

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  • mackillop Oct 08, 2008

    I have a 1984 Chevette and it won't start unless its been plugged into the block heater for about 30 minutes or its a hot day and I heat the glow plugs for around 5 - 7 minutes.  Is that a malfunctioning set of glow plugs or glow plug relays?  If its relays, where can I buy those parts (new if possible)?  Thanks.


    kyle

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Where is the glow plug relay situated in the engine bay

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    service engine soon light goes on and off scanner says glow plug how do you check and chage

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Good Day
The glow plug relays are located on the right front shock tower. Remove the cover and you will see two relays If I remember I think they are round, but not sure.

Please let me know how you make out and if there is anything else that I might be able to help you with.

Cheers

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