When my glow plug light is coming on the van starts fine the problem is thats only 10% of the time so i have been using easy start to get it going.the problem today was that it just wouldnt start even with easy start, i thought it may be low on fuel ,because the deisal guage doesnt work so put more in, boy no, its trying but its as though there is no diesal getting through please help tanks russ
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A diesel uses glow plugs to fire the fuel when it is first started. If one glow plug quits working the glow plug controler shortens the time that the rest are on. If two its even shorter. If the wait to start light goes off sooner than it used to check the glow plugs.
Glow plugs can be checked easy with a test light.
Unplug a glow plug. (located on the head by the injector).
Just hook up a test light to battery positive (+) and touch the other end to the glow plug connector. If the light lights that one is o.k. Check all 8. Replace any that dont work.
If the glow plug system is working then check for fuel leaks. If fuel can leak out than air can get sucked in the fuel system and cause a hard start.
There is also a transfer pump on the frame rail under the drivers seat. This can be a issue if it fails.
When the key is first turned on this pump will come on and prime the system. You can hear it if you get close to it.
I hope this helps you. Re-post if you need more info.
i think glow plug replacement needed. ever used starting fluid in cold to start?try this, next time no start, cycle your key and let the light come on, wait till it goes off, turn key again until light goes off, if you have to do this more than 3 times, and it runs fine, replace the glow plugs only then. thank you for choosing fixya.com!
2004 vw 2000sdi caddy van wont start some mornings you need to wind it over before it fires, immediately after it fires you can switch off ignition and it will start first time and continue to start all day. vw dealer says no fault codes present. gloplugs renewed, new battery,fuel problem? Has anyone come accross similar problem I
This is a Diesel van -- Glow plugs are not too terribly hard to replace, and as long as you disconnect the battery first when replacing them you shouldn't have a problem (except for maybe some access issues - It is a Van) - So yeah, if you can get to them - go for it - you won't hurt anything (Provided you do not cross thread anything) and you can always stop or put them back if you feel uncomforttable...Best of luck...
Sounds like a faulty cold start assistor. On top of the engine you will find an aluminium housing with four things that look like glow plugs screwed into it. These 'glow plugs' are only available complete with the housing fron Vauxhall. Approx £70 +
Airbag light is probably a fault with the seatbelt pretensioner.
Check the wiring under the seats for damage or perhaps the plugs have pulled apart.