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Im having problems starting my laguna deisel estate. i press the starter, the engine will just about tick over but there is no change when I press the accelorator pedal. If I leave it just ticking ove

The car has seemed to be misfiring the past few weeks when on tick over but has run ok once it gets going. If I accelorated quickly on a motor way then there would be black/grey smoke come from the exhaust for a few seconds

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Check your spark plugs and spark plug wires (HT leads).

Report back after doing this please.

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SOURCE: power loss & exhaust smoke

Hi pcjlfc,

I think its a very good idea, to replace the oil filter, fuel filter and air filter when you replace the engine oil.
I will guess that the fuel filter is in need of replacement. It's also an idea for you to check the air filter. To check the air filter, use a very strong light and hold it behind the filter....If you can see the light through the filter material you're safe, if not you need it replaced. The air filter is a very important filter for durable engine life.

If that doesn't work, we'll need to learn more about what happened as a lead up to the problem.

Best regards Johngee10

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SOURCE: 98 f150 4.2 110.000 miles went to start up engine started clacking and smoking out exhaust

the intakes go bad on these engines....... they leak coolant in the cylinders and cause a hydro lock that causes the rods to bend making the piston skirt hit the crank......" clicking noise" theres a law suit in progress for this issue......... you can find info on the internet

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SOURCE: when starting the engine grey smoke comes out of exhaust

Hi there,
I suggest you get the heater plugs checked/replaced.

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SOURCE: Oil light comes on, then engine ticks, then car cuts off

When you got stuck in the snow did it impact hard (quick stop or small drop like a deeper ditch)? If this is the case it could be the sending unit might have been dammaged in some way. I would have the shop take a look at.

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SOURCE: 2005 chevy 6.6L turbo deisel losing power and blowing black smoke

pump may need recalibrating or a kit through it
or you may have a cracked turbo

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