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    Default Vectra 1.9cdti starting problems

    Hi Iím after some help and advice with my vectra 1.9cdti, we purchase the car about 1 month ago, and after only a few days we started having a intermittent starting problems from cold in the morning, and white smoke, the car is a 56 plate with 44k on the clock.
    We sent the car to a local diesel specialist who diagnosed the problem as being the starter motor, clutch and flywheel!! After lots of discussions we agreed to have the work done at the cost of £1072, now only one week on the intermittent starting problem has returned and it sounds like a tank for the first 30 seconds until the engine has warmed up, the car then runs as sweet as for the rest of the day and every other start after the first one will be fine.
    I now donít know where to start in fault finding the problem without sending it back to the garage again, can anyone help with this.
    Thanks Dale

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    do you get a spanner light on when first started? If so does it go out after about 5 mins driving? Could be your glow plugs.

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    Hi
    Thanks for your reply, there are no lights that come on, I've noticed that the glow plug light only come on sometimes is that correct?

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    sounds like your glow plugs fella try flicking your ignition on and off a few times waiting for the glow plug light to go out each time before you actually start the engine
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    Should the plug light come on every time the car is started??

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    it should do when you start the car from cold ie ist start of the day
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    It doesnít, never come on yesterday nor did it today and thatís when it seems to struggle starting and then smokes when it dose?? could that be down to glow plug fault or something else??

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    it should come on with the ignition if only for a second but it should come on
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