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I HAVE A SEAT ALTEA 19TDI YESTERDAY WAS WORKING FINE WENT TO USE LATER ON TURNED IGN ON THERE WAS NO GLOWPLUG LIGHT ON DASH TURNED ENGINE OVER WOULD NOT START TRYED AGAIN STILL NO LIGHT ON DASH SAME RESULT ANY HELP ON WHAT CAN BE CAUSING PROBLEM IF GLOW LIGHT ON AND FLASHING WOULD BE HEATERPLUGS

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Hi, you need to give more inf about your car?! engine light is on with ignition on? Did you check fuses?

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SOURCE: engine won't turn over

the starter relay is on a module conected to the radio relay....the starter must be cold when starting or it will not start in this problem on this vehicle....in other words you have a bad starter relay.:)

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If wiggling the wires cured the code, then one of the wires is broken inside the insulation. Pull on each wire one at a time. look for the colored insulation to stretch, this will be the broken wire. For the other car that wont rev up, this is a common when the catalytic concverter is plugged up. This will also cause MAF codes, and in turn, TRAC OFF light.
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SOURCE: Nissan vanette not starting from cold

My vanette had exactly the same problem yesterday. The glow plugs have a timer and a relay. I think that if the light on the dash goes on and off as normal then its probably the relay not the timer. So I have replaced the relay (£50 nissan dealer only) which is located in the center console below the radio/heater controls. Until its really cold again tomorrow I wont know if its really cured it but I'm fairly certain that will be it.

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try your spare key it sounds like the transponder in the key is going bad

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The glow plug coming on on the Diesel Mondeo is an engine management fault indicator. The car goes into "limp mode" when this happens or in other words safety mode is triggered. This explains your loss of power.

To find the cause of this light coming on - the car will have to go on an OBD scanner at a service shop which will read the codes stored in the cars computer and give you an answer as to what is causing the fault to show.

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Hello, Most likely your Glowplug Relay is bad, and it supplies power to the Glowplug Timer which also may be bad.

Just follow the wires that are on the Glowplugs up to the Glowplug timer. Use a Voltmeter and check if the power wire that goes into this Timer has fire when the Ignition is turned to the RUN position. If there is fire going into the Timer from the power Relay, pull off one of the Glowplug wires and ground 1 end of a testlight and put the other end on the Glowplug wire.

The Timer itself will kill the power after a predetermined time based on Temperature. The colder the engine, the longer the Glowplugs stay lit. If you have power reaching the Glowplug, your power Relay is fine. You just have to observe how quick the Timer stays on.

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If you find that both the Timer and Power Relay are working, the Glowplugs need to be tested. They come out like sparkplugs. But you test them either on a special machine or use battery jumper cables. To test, hook one battery cable to the Glowplug base, avoiding the thread. Then take the other cable and arc it on the top of the Glowplug.

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Hello, A diesel engine depends on the Glowplugs to start when the engine is cold. After the engine is running, it uses compression to continue.

This would mean you have a problem with the Glowplugs and the Glowplug Timer. The Timer is the device which works with the "Ready" light in the dash. The Timer will click off/on and can make the lights dim in sync with the clicks. The Timer is also responsive to temperature change; the colder the outside temperature, the longer the clicks cycle.

You also should pull the glowplugs and individually check them. Usually do 1 Bank at a time so you have 4 to chose from. Take a Battery jumper cable and connect one end to the base of the glowplug without damaging the threads and ground the cable end. Then take the other cable and connect one end to the hot post of the battery.

Touch the top of the Glowplug with the Pos battery jumper and be careful not to melt the Glowplug. When you get a good one it will glow quick and bright. When the glowplug stays dark or takes a long time to glow, it is bad. This is why I recommend doing 4 at a time. It is a matter of comparision. The short time is the real world example of mimicking the Glowplug timer. If you can not heat the Glowplug, the Timer will not either.

Once you get all the Glowplugs working like they should, you can evaluate the Timer. It may need replacing too! If you turn the Key to Run and let the "Ready" light work, the truck should start. If it does not, turn the Key and cycle the Timer 2 or 3 Times. Then try it. By repeated cycling of the Timer, if the truck starts better, it means your Timer is not staying on long enough for the glowplugs to work. Replace the timer.

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Hello, there are several things as likely to cause this problem, either spark or fuel.

The glowplugs are needed to make a Cold engine start. You can take a testlight to the glowplug wire of several cylinders and it should light when the engine is put to the Run position. The glowplugs get their power from a Coldstart Timer and it may have an additional relay.

The Coldstart Timer is the part which clicks and makes the lights dim when it is cycling. It also controls the dash indicator and makes the dash light work when the glowplugs are ready. The timer changes the amount of time it cycles according to outside and engine temperature. If you have noticed the "Ready" light vary its timing, the timer is working.

Say you have no spark at the glowplug wire, work backwards to the Coldstart timer and see if it is getting power. Power in, none out, bad timer. No power in, work backwards for a Relay or fuse.

Now if you have power at the glowplug, remove several and test them with Battery jumper cables. Put the NEG on the base and touch the POS to the stem. You can melt them if you overdo it. The longer it takes for the glowplug to glow, the worse it is. Once you find a good glower all tests are relative to the good one.

Fuel problem. If the glowplugs test out, check the fuel. Long start times can mean the fuel drained back to the tank and has to be pulled all the way up front. You can unscrew your fuel filter and see if it is topped off or empty. Then you need to test the lines from the fuel filter back.

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It sounds like the "Timer" for the glowplugs, but you may want to prime the Fuelfilter to provide a draw for the fuel. One of the problems is you lost the fuel in the lines as soon as the fuelpump was disconnected.

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