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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-07, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Have ford escort diesel 1.8 van. difficult to start when cold , glow plugs seem to be ok, any ideas please.

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Re: ford escort diesel 1.8

How did you check your glow plugs?

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Re: ford escort diesel 1.8

take off strap joining all glow plugs, get wire, place on positive on battery and go to each glow plug in turn, if plug sparks it is working, if it doesnt spark it needs renewing
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Re: ford escort diesel 1.8

Are you sure that enough power is going to the glow plugs when you start up. There might be a posibility that there is a bad connection somewhere. Best way i can think to test that is when you start it up measure the voltage between the ground/earth and each of the glow plugs.
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Re: ford escort diesel 1.8

that seems like a sketchy test. a better way to check it would be to find the specs and use a voltmeter to check how much voltage you're getting to the plugs. bad connections are a good possibility too.
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