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I'm having trouble starting a 1999 ford-fiesta, diesel (EN engine), that would be mk4 of fiesta. What I tried (in that order) was:

  1. Changed fuel filter

  2. Tried starting spray (the engine seems to have compression - it did seem to start a little bit when using the spray, but stopped when no spray was given)

  3. Opened the input to the injectors and turned the engine to see if it has fuel going in, I did see some fuel coming out from the fuel line.

Other info: The engine didn't overheat as far as I know, the timing belt seems intact and moving when moving the wheels when in gear.

Anyone have any idea what could be the problem?

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If it's recently got cold, I'd suspect that the glowplugs are either dead or aren't getting power.

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