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Ford focus 1.8 tdci MY 2003 terrible cold start

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I have a ford focus 1.8 tdci from 2003, it has 96000 km (not a lot). Ford changed dual mass flywheel with clutch, starter motor etc in 2008. It costed me a lot of money !! 6 months later engine wouldn't start, so the camshaft sensor was changed.
During last winter, terrible cold start even at 5°C !! This doesn't seem like glow plug to me, glow plug is really for temperature below -5°C...
What could this problem be again ?? Starter motor ? Crankshaft sensor ? Camshaft sensor again ? Again, at warmer outside temperatures and hot engine, engine starts without issue.
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Only takes one glow plug out of order to cause problems . check them for proper volatge and resistance

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Possibly is your glow plugs, best to change then all yourself if you can with just a ring spanner and a deep seated socket. Also not enough power in battery to heat plugs up in first place can be the cause. When deisels have been started a few mins, usualy start without waiting for glow plug to go out.

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Had this problem it was caused by the battery not holding a full charge got a new battery been fine since

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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