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I have Nissan vanette 2.3 d and is really struggling to start,getting worse,also smells a lot like unburnt or neat diesel,as it's so cold today it won't start at all,someone suggested new glow

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    thebrudvigs Oct 31, 2012

    Charged the battery and started first turn on a cold Sunday morning,but I thought that was too easy,tried 2days later and same issue,a new set of glow plugs I suppose did'nt hurt,thanks mark1sparky going to check the relay out,as already had a look at all the fuses

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SOURCE: Nissan vanette not starting from cold

My vanette had exactly the same problem yesterday. The glow plugs have a timer and a relay. I think that if the light on the dash goes on and off as normal then its probably the relay not the timer. So I have replaced the relay (£50 nissan dealer only) which is located in the center console below the radio/heater controls. Until its really cold again tomorrow I wont know if its really cured it but I'm fairly certain that will be it.

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SOURCE: cold starting a diesel

You can get the error codes from the ecu. Many auto parts stores will loan a meter to do it.
Also test the glow plugs using the vehicles system. Do them individually.

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