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Escort not starting when cold

I recently acquired a 1999 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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  • karanight Jan 30, 2009

    If the starter or ignition were faulty would they allow the car to start  when warm

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    same problem, new battery, new glow plugs, still won't start when cold, common fault i think.

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All u can do is connect a direct switch to heater plug and keep heater on for 30 secs...even my escort has same problem..other option is to go for a higher amps battery which can take more load during cold starting..certainlt this will solve your problems

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With most deisels there should be a plug up under the bumper that is calle d a cold start plugin, all u need to do is run an extention cord to your car and plug that plug into it. This will keep your engine warm enough to start easier everytime!!

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It might be the starter or ignition

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