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Starting me van.....

I have just bought a y reg ford escort 1.8 diesel van. it wouldnt start this morn'in, so i was wondering why it is when u put the ignition key in & wait for the glow light 2 go out before starting,that theres a buzz'in sound from what i think is a relay then the mileage on the speedo kicks in also the temp dial & the fuel dial kicks in as well,all this takes about 30 seconds is it normal or is it a fault

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I recently acquired a V reg 1800 diesel escort, it's a dreadful starter when cold.


    I've had fitted new glow plugs, a none return valve on the fuel line back to the tank, a new filter fuel housing and I've had the electrics checked by a Bosch registered auto electricians in Stockport. Now I've run out of money so I bought a starter/charger to get it going when cold.


    As usual with a diesel when the engine is warm it runs great and starts easy.
    Help 

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Hi
I had the same sort of problem, i found that the battery was low, the clicking could be the glow plug relay, as the speedo is electronic, it will flick over to full speed and back down again. Give the battery a good charge, and see if this helps

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