I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci 2003 that was working without issues since yesterday.
Just stopped at house after work to eat, 2 hours later I went to the car and it wouldn't start.
I tried hard but it just doesn't, lights are fine and all the electronics, no lights on the panel other that expected, the start engine sound is perfect so it must be something else.
Just took a bus and this morning I tried again without luck. Took it to a shop where they tried pumping to take out the air and tried, nothing. Then they put a vag-com (I think) and told me that they can see errors but are no able to read them and therefore they sent me to a Ford shop.
Took the card to Ford, gave the mechanic the keys, and it just starts perfectly fine like always.
He was unable to give me a explanation and since it just came the same way it just went away I took the car with me.
The car now seems to work fine, starts and stops well, but I'm afraid of it coming again tomorrow morning, for me there are only 3 things that has changed.
Pumping Could be that pumping a lot, since it was done before going to the shop without and done in the shop much more again, but maybe the movement of taking it from shop to shop?
Vag-com Is possible that they have done something without knowing and fixed it? They didn't test again afterwards.
Temperature I noticed the temperature was around 12° when it didn't work for the first time, when they tried in the shop it was maybe 16° and the car was under sun for a long time, when it finally worked it was maybe 18, it has shown a little bad sound when starting in the morning at -2° but always at the first time.
So what can it be, what reasons are for a engine not starting and suddenly doing it?
It has just started fine this morning, and it was much cooler than yesterday, I think this cannot be related to temperature, but one of the other options has solved it.