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Diesel problems starting

Ford mondeo 1.8td 2000 i have a 1995 1.8td and it starts ist time bought a estate same but later model only by the year evry thing is the same but when you go to fire it up it seems tonot want tostart it got to the stage were it flatten the battery to it to a garage and ask to solve problem i got it back and it did start after the first or second turn of the key but soon went back to the way it was so ileft it on the drive i noticed when it did go it had power but wasent reliable there is black smoke at the rear i think they messed about so that it would fire but it turns over but takes to long tostart i no it sound strange but its as though you have to wind it up continually befre it will go the mechanic said there were no fault codes found and the person who i bought it of spent loads the body great the engine not so good i was thinking about putting my engine in it but would sooner get this one fixed canyou help

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I can give you some general Diesel knowledge. Diesels do not have sparkplugs. Instead they have glowplugs. The glowplugs can need changing like a sparkplug, but rely on a timer which heats the glowplugs to atomize the fuel. If the timer circuit does not heat the glowplugs you will get your problem. If the timer is good and your glowplugs are bad, you will get your problem. Each glowplug can be removed and tested by applying power with battery cables, but they can melt if not tested properly. Your mechanic should know how to do this for you. Remove the glowplugs and test cylinder compression to diagnose the engine.

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could possibly be a flat battery possible could be the starter motor also when you unlock the car with the key the immobilizer should of disarm

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the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck

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