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Thumbs up success at last! Diesel starting problems cured

Hi all, after a struggle and much ar*ing about, here is my considered opinion on issues to do with a non-starting 1.9 diesel renault engine (in my case a '98 Kangoo van)

The problems were several
a) Sluggish, tired starter motor
b) air bleeding in at fuel filter
c) corroded TDC sensor
d) not firing up at all

So, I changed glow plugs - no start
cleaned corrosion off TDC sensor - no start
bled fuel filter repeatedly - no start
charged battery - starter still slow - no start

Had a little cry - felt like a tw*t for spending a grand on a duff van. Hated the idea of being charged a fortune at a garage (with no real hope of them solving problem). Drank whisky went to sleep. Woke up this morning and went to great lengths to ensure earthing was good; wire brushed and glass papered the earth connection to body, refitted start. Tried to kick a passing dog, but it ran off.

Then, I happened to notice that the round negative connector on the earth lead to the battery was actually loose even though the nut was really tight.........

Haven't stopped smiling since.....this forum is great, cheers!
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Well done pjcr12, thanks for sharing the good news.

Life is too short...laugh and enjoy it while you are able to

'24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I Think not !!
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Good news then PJ.

Thanks for keeping us updated.

Have a celebratory beer
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Thanks for the update Pete.

I've moved your thread into the knowledge base for future reference.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Originally Posted by pjcr12 View Post

98 kangoo 1.9d

a) load potentiometer on top of pump clicks while glow plug
light is illuminated on dash, stops clicking when light goes
out. Is this a problem?

Thanks, Pete
What you can hear is the Advance valve on the side of the injector pump and it should click for about 4/5 seconds when you turn on the ignition switch, when the engine is running it's controlled by the ECU.
It basically controls the amount of fuel that goes to the injectors.
Michael. ps. This may help others.

Last edited by Vanmike; 13th January 2008 at 10:32 PM. Reason: I put this post for others.
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