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Eliminate the obvious first. Your van started with the old glow plugs (although with some effort), but it doesn't start at all with the new ones (without Easy Start--by the way, please don't use any kind of starting fluid on a diesel engine--it can cause serious damage). Can you put the old glow plugs back in and see if it goes back to the way it was? I ...
Would need alot more technical information such as a puting it on maching to read error codes that is your first thing you should do but sounds like a dirty MAF
The problem is with the connection. You have either not tightened the strap enough, there is something there keeping the electricity from flowing (corrosion), or both. Take both straps off of the battery and ensure they are completely clean. You can do this by using a small brush and water to clean the crud off. Replace the straps on the battery (assuming ...
If a vehicle struggles with hot starts but is fine with cold starts, it indicates that there is a lack of fuel pressure in the fuel lines. This could be down to a few reasons: A minor leak/puncture in the fuel rail/lines that doesn't allow retention of pressure A stuck fuel injector that isn't closing completely Insufficient pressurization due to a weak ...
If the vehicle sits for more then 6-month then the petrol is out of date. Since there is a new way to make petrol it will have a best date of approximately 6-9 months. There is an easy way to see this. Take a small glass and poor in some petrol 2dl, and wait for 5min. If you see petrol in 2 layers then the petrol is bad and your motor wont start.
There are two things I'd look at as the problem. First and most likely is the solenoid on the starter is almost shot. The solenoid has a large copper washer which is pressed into the two posts (one from the battery connection and the other going to the starter motor). When this wears out, you'll get a clicking sound (almost a dead thud) as the Bendix is ...
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