I have an S reg peugeot 306 1.9 diesel which i drove to work completely fine on the morning but come to start it to leave would not turn over and the glow plug light which lights for 3-4 secs before you turn the key is not lighting, ther disel fuel light was on but nothing that wouldn't get me to the petrol garage on a normal day any ideas?
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if you have changed the glow plugs and it still plays up try changing the leads that run to each glow plug if that doesnt help theres a pre heat box relay which is for the glow plugs should be somwhere near inner wing check it is clicking over after you turn the ignition to start position youll get the pre heat light on the dash once that goes listen ans you should here the box click .hope i could help
change the glow plugs i used to have a 306 and a huge cloud of white smoke come out of the exhaust on start up lol, changed the glow plugs and was clear as a whistle, its because the glow plugs dont get as hot as the others and fires up on the hottest cylinders so if you have two glow plugs out the other two are being forced to turn over hope this helps you ;)
hi i have a garage this problem i encountered myself the other week disconnect the battery for about five minits and then reconnect this solved the problem on this P reg 306 good look if you have not sorted your problem.
Looking at the brief description of your problem it may be your heater plug timer? when you start the vehicle from cold the glow plugs have to heat up. These are little pencil type plugs that are mounted in the cylinder head they are timed and glow rather like the bar of an electric fire so the hot spots in each cylinder warm and give precise combustion. If the timer/relay gives only a short burst of power your car will start as normal but if the cylinders are still cold/cool when it shuts off the Vapourised Diesel doesn't ignite correctly so rev's drop and if you can't raise them will stall. When you turn off the ignition and back on again the timer/relay kicks in glow plugs glow and bingo your'e off again. I presume after the first stall everything is back to normal? if not how far up the road is it before engine dies? also how long after starting does it stall?
I hope you don't mind the Epic, Oh! if your 306 continues try starting the car and waiting a while listen for a click like a switch or if the interior light is on when it brightens after a few seconds turn off the ignition then back on and start then see how far you go!
i have the same problem on my 306 i changed the battery and starting was much improved although i still need to change one of my glow plus i cannot get to * You have probably shorted out the +12v supply wire to the top of the glow plug. It is easily done and is easily corrected. Examine all of your wires to the glow plugs. At the end of each one should be a small ring crimp going over the threaded post and held on with either a 6mm or 8mm nut. These crimps should be only touching the threaded post, and not the glow plug body. They are very thin metal and easily bent to touch the body of the glow plug, hence not giving the heater element inside the juice to work. Good luck space cadet.