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Fri Oct 05 2012, 03:27pm
Joined: Feb 13 2010
Member No: #51
Location: Wigan
Hello All

My previously reliable 57 plate 2.7 with 60k mileage is now really struggling to start first thing in the morning.

Literally taking 30 seconds of key turning and accelerator pumping before it finally bursts into life..

Any ideas or similar experiences?



Fri Oct 05 2012, 05:56pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Accelerator pumping?

It should start after a couple of turns of the engine.

It needs checking for possible fuel starvation (draining the line back to the tank) Glow plugs not functioning etc.

Fri Oct 05 2012, 07:03pm
Joined: Dec 19 2010
Member No: #320
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
You could try turning the key to the 'on' position, waiting a few seconds for the glow plugs to do their job, then turning the key all the way to engage the starter motor. The dashboard does have a glow plug light, a curly orange symbol.

It's a bit chillier in the mornings now.

Fri Oct 05 2012, 07:04pm

Joined: Apr 12 2010
Member No: #86
Location: Penwortham
Could be a million and one thing's, first thing I'd do is check all the fuses are sitting right, I uswed to get something similar on a old ford, then I think it would be time for a Lexia session.

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