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Originally Posted by bobbych View Post
has anyone got to the bottom of this yet? I own a 54 1.5DCI scenic, and mine has started this. Been fine since i changed my battery last october, then this weekend, drove car to local shops, got out, got back in, and nothing. It turned over, but would not fire. Tried Jumping it, nothing. Eventually flagged passing RAC Van, who got in and got it started. He seemed to think it was an electrical issue with a short in the main fusebox.

The way he did get it to start, and it might be worth a try on yours, is on the DCI, instead of just pushing the start, HOLD it in. He seemed to think it was a known issue that it was not pre-heating the glowplugs like it should, and by holding it in, it forced it.

anyway, I would like to see if anyone else has the same issue as we seem to have, and how they fixed it?

I too have same issue with locking. Full Car battery, went to unlock it, nothing, had to use manual key, hence why it seems a short is a viable fault.

Did you get your car issue resolved yet?
We have 54plate 1.5dci ScenicII - that struggles to start in the mornings, and then again if left for a few hours. Once running for more than a few mins, it's all back to normal - no chugging or spluttering on hills or anything like that.
Glow plugs changed = no difference.
Not sure if related, but the manual diesel priming pump thingy under the bonnet, makes a gushing sound when squeezing... It doesn't really 'firm up' either like I know they do on other cars I've had...?
I'd be interested to know if anyone else with a dci can confirm if this is standard behaviour with their dci or theirs goes 'hard' so to speak (!?!)

Wondering if air being sucked in to the system, and when car left to cool it's settling in the pump - hence takes 20 times to fire up as air is being forced out...?

I've just had another look under the bonnet, and can see air bubbles form the clear diesel pump return pipe... Anyone else see this happening on theirs???

Thanks for ANY help offered here!!??

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