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  1. Glow plug problem or fuel starved?

    Engine & Gearbox
    My old transporter has been refusing to fire up although battery's fine. A mobile mechanic suggested glow plugs which were all changed about 3 years ago. He told me to turn on a few times to warm the glow plugs up and it seemed to work but for good measure I also pulled the choke out and it's...
  2. Replacing Glow Plugs

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    Hi All, I've a T4 Autohomes Camper, 2.4L Diesel 1992. I can't get it started since I tried starting it about 6 weeks ago on a very cold morning. A mechanic told me it's most likely faulty glow plugs. The problem is that it's stuck here on the drive and towing fees are expensive. I am not a...
  3. '03 2.5tdi Caravelle won't start - help!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Looking for some valued advice. On Christmas Eve, my trusty Caravelle decided to cut out at the bottom of my road, after starting with no issues on the drive. She would not start after this - turns, but wouldn't fire. Five days later, I got her back on the drive to investigate. Here's what's...
  4. Flat battery :(

    (2009 Caravelle 2.5 130) On Saturday I spent the day working on the sliding door which meant it had to be open for about 5 hours. When i tried to start the van up that night the battery was dead. Oh nuts! I'd left the interior lights on all day while the door was open. My kindly neighbour (also...
  5. Testing glow plugs ohms

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I wanna test my glow plugs before i risk removing them, I have use of a low ohm tester. What reading should i be expecting? Many thanks Matt
  6. Glow plug help :)

    Hi all Have been having on going problems with our t4 ... luckily 90% of it is solved :) Last one i have is a glow plug issue ... It started with main glow plug fuse blowing every time ignition turned on ... turned out it was arching across to a water pipe jubilee clip... Solved that and now...
  7. No power to glow plugs Help :)

    Hi all ... After lots of work on our T4 new cambelt and tensioner, Alternator , Water pump , reconditioned Fuel pump , lots of oil sensors and a heap of expensive labour charges .. she has now suffered from no power to glow plugs ... The 104 Relay still clicks when ignition is turned on and...
  8. glow plug fault code

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Just wondering if anyones know if a T4 2.5 TDI LWB is capable of producing a fault code fromt the glow plugs. I'm having conflicting stories from two different garages and think I've been messed around. Thanks
  9. Can't remove glow plug

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Been having issues starting my 2.5 TDI AJT engine. It seems to be a bit slow to fire up when cold. So I figured I'd change the glow plugs. I've changed 4 out of 5 of them but got stuck on the 3rd. It was really tough to turn so I borrowed a decent set of sockets and managed to losen it...
  10. Glow plugs fuse

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, Does anybody know where the glow plug fuse in a T4 2.5 TDI AJT engine is? Thought I'd change the fuse before I go head first into changing the glow plugs. Thanks
  11. Struggles to start first thing - any advice?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks Finally got my van back from being repaired, after a major breakdown at the start of the hols. It needed a reconditioned cylinder head, new gaskets, timing belt kits, new head bolts and crankshaft pulley kit, timing reset - topped off with fresh oil and filter and coolant... Anyway...
  12. HELP - t4 1.9 starting lumpy everytime

    hi all, this fault is doing my nut. i have a vw t4 800 special 1.9tdi 1998. everytime, hot or cold i start the van it is starting lumpy. after 10minutes or so of running - a relay clicks in (not known which one) then it runs sweet as a nut as it should. its got to be sensor/electrical as...
  13. Engine starting problems

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    It must be the time of year because there seems to be a lot of posts to do with starting. However, can't find symptoms like these. Any ideas would be appreciated. Van is a converted 1.9 57 plate SWB T5 Ona cold damp morning/night When ignition key turned on to first position all dashboard...
  14. Non Starting 2.5 TDI - Glow Plug Light Dead

    Engine & Gearbox
    Morning all 1998 2.5 TDI (102) ACV Engine. My Missus called me last night to say that "Stan won't start, can you fetch me?" Been and had a quick look this morning and see that the Glow Plug lamp on the dash doesn't come on. Engine turns over fine and appears that everything else is ok...
  15. Is this a good price?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi just been off the phone to a mechanic, I've been quoted £300 to replace the glow plugs, timing belt and water pump. Just wondered if this is a reasonable price as I've never had this done before. I also might have a crack in the exhaust manifold. Any ideas how much that'll cost? Thanks
  16. t4 2.5 tdi cold starting

    Engine & Gearbox
    hi, I'm having trouble getting my T4 Multivan 2.5 tdi started first thing in the morning -- the starter turns, the engine fires but stutters and stalls again unless I pump the accelerator like crazy. Then it seems to 'take' and run fine after a few seconds. I initially thought glow plugs but if...
  17. The VW T4 Transporter cold start guide

    Engine & Gearbox
    With the aim of getting a sticky sorted for all the people having cold start problems now it is getting colder I am attempting to sort out a complete guide of potential cold start problems. so here is what I can think of to-date: The VW T4 Transporter cold start guide Vag Com This is a lead...
  18. T4 1.9td problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, I'm a new member and proud owner of a X reg T4 1.9td with 84k on the clock. Love the van...but experiencing a few worrying problems. Everyone on here seems very helpful and friendly, so I'm hoping somebody can give me some advice! A few days ago my van refused to start in the...
  19. Info from elsawin, changing glow plugs

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I hope someone can help me here. I'm looking to change the glowplugs in my T5 2.5 130, but I open the bonnet and see nothing but problems!! Does anyone have Elsawin with instructions on how to replace them? I have done them on other vehicles before, but the T5 seems more complicated...
  20. starting problem.. glow plugs???

    i have a problem starting my 1.9d when cold. i only have it come around this time of year when the temp starts to drop i also get it at the end of the day when coming home from work. the van turns ove but just doesn't fire. i have spoken briefly to vw and they say its prob the glow plugs my...