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Hey I got a stavic 2.7 mechanics changed the glowplugs and straight after the car does not want to start again

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Make sure the wire connectors are clean and pushed in. COMMON MISTAKE! Lord knows I have made it!! Good luck

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SOURCE: 2000f350 hard to start cold replaced glowplugs

check the thermic switch wich turn on or turn off the start cold injector. and the same time the cold start injector. the relay only give courrent tot this ones.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Did the inertia switch get triggered again? On the side panel, down behind the hood-release, there is an access hole in the panel. (1.5in diameter?) Inside you'll find the switch. It's a round button; that acts kind of like the ground default switch on an outlet. If you can push it in; it's been triggered again. If not; well it should be fine.
What triggered it the first time? If it was an accident; there may be further damage.
If that's good to go: I'd have to ask whether the fuel filter was changed at the same time. Sometimes they can clog with debris from burnt-out pump.
I had pump go out in my Mystique. It didn't trigger the inertia switch; but it did stop working two days later, as well. It turns out we messed up the plug connecting to the pump. That would be worth checking as well. You need to pull up the rear seat cushion. Where you'll find a rubber cap with a wiring harness protruding from it. Lift that up you'll find the plug underneath. Unplug it and perform a visual inspection. If it all looks good, well you'll need to begin more advanced diagnostics.
Then again, as cars go; it may not have been the pump to begin with, just a coincidence. Or something else has gone afoul. Dang cars!

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SOURCE: Car turns over but doesnt start

Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.

To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.

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Hello, Its just like changing sparkplugs. First, you should check the timer for proper operation before blaming the glowplugs. The timer is the part where the wires on the glowplugs come from. Its' the Timers job to heat up the glowplugs and there is a Relay which activates the timer.

Once the Timer gets power from the Relay, it sends spark to the glowplugs and measures the amount of juice flowing through the glowplugs. When a predetermined limit is achieved, the Timer shuts down and sets a light on the dashboard that you can start the engine.

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It sounds like your Glowplug timer or the Glowplugs are bad. The reason that turning the Key 4 or 5 times helps, is that everytime you put the Key to RUN or START you are energizing the Glowplug timer and reheating the Glowplugs.

You can check the Glowplugs by removing them and remove at least 1 bank at a time. Get some jumper cables and put the NEG post on the plug without smashing the threads. Take the POS cable and touch the Glowplug till it starts to Glow. You can mess up and melt the Glowplug so watch it. BUT, as you test you will find the bad Glowplugs will not light or will take longer to light up.

This is the reason I said to take out 4 plugs at a time, minimum, because you need to compare bad and good, visually.

The timer is not as easy to test. It is a variable timer and the warmer an engine is, the less time it will work. Obviously if the Glowplugs are not Hot, the timer is cutting off too early. But you check your Glowplugs first. The Glowplugs help to give a Feedback loop which tells the timer to stay on.

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check the thermic switch wich turn on or turn off the start cold injector. and the same time the cold start injector. the relay only give courrent tot this ones.

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If your not good at mechanicing I suggest you take the car to someone that is experenced.
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What happens is that the tip of the glowplug breaks in the head when being removed if it is not done properly.
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