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I was driving my Grand Vitara 2.0 Diesel Intercooler normally. After a short stop of about 30 min. - when I wanted to return home, the glow plug indicator was blinking (not as usual, "turn ON and after few seconds with a "click" OFF) - the result was, that motor is impossible to start, even if start motor turns perfect. I tried to tow it after another car, but gave up after 8 km. without ANY sign of "life". My guess is, that it must be some "sensor"

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Has this been taken care of yet?

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this is going to sound nuts but its true.if your brakelight switch is defective that light will flash.
see if you brake lights are working.if it is automatic trans you will notice the shifter will not always release when you depress brake pedal.
if its not brakelight switch get it autoscaned with a

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SOURCE: 2004 Hyundai Terracan, 2.5 turbo diesel, manual.

right renew the glow plug timer/relay if you put a meter on the glow plugs when cold and turn ign on (with help) it should supply power for a about 20 secs ,time depends on outside air temperature ,if all else fails then do a colin --- use a push button switch,wired to a relay so glow plugs can be operated by pushing the switch which you will mount on the dash ,cant beat a manual overide system

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SOURCE: Skoda Octavia Ambiente 2004 1.9 tdi, automatic

problem one is the timer control for the heaters ,also check the heaters that they are working ,oil problem ? look under the rubber boot that goes over the oil switch ,pull it back and if oil under the cover renew the oil switch,these motors do suffer from heater light flashing on and i know people have spent megabucks trying to cure it ,its a fault with dash and printed circuits ,but the heaters are not coming on i know because i have driven one with the heater circuit light coming on and i had a extended light on a long wire and the heaters are not coming on ,ignore it just renew the faulty glow plugs,as for EGR valve just pull teh vacumn pipe off the ERG valve and leave disconnect ,more hassle than its worth changing it ,you could end up with a ECU computer .Still a nice reliable motor though and economical

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SOURCE: 2000 grand vitara turbo diesel[ mazda rf engine]

It may to check the glow main fuse first,while I head for my diagrams and check further for this.Let us know any info on vehicle running or starting prior to this fault.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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