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Vauxhall meriva 1.7 Diesel wont start first thing in the morning, not glow plugs or relay no cold start assist on it .Any ideas what it could be..

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A common problem on these is the EGR valve sticking, u could try taking it off and cleaning it

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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.

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SOURCE: 2004 jetta/diesel engine/hard start cold

Have you checked all of your vacuum hoses for leaks? Any vacuum leak, even intake manifold or throttle body gasket, will cause an engine stall right after starting. Likewise with a fuel pressure problem. If you aren't getting voltage, maybe whatever switch starts your glow plug cycle(either turning ignition on or opening driver door, depending on model) is defective, or any of the wiring of the circuit. It's a cheaper guess.

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hello, the part number for your relay is 12 38 505 opel and GM is 24433728 and its located on the realy box, inside the car
hope those numbers help you to get your replacement
hope this helps

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