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    Hello. I'm hoping someone on here can help with an issue I have with a vectra 1.9cdti. When I start the car first time, there's no problem with it starting. When I come to start it a second time after it's been parked up, that's when the problem begins.

    I'll turn the ignition, wait for the glow plug light to go out then try starting the car. It will turn over and keep turning over but won't fir up. I' have to repeat this about at least 3 times before it starts, if I'm lucky.

    After this during the day, it sometimes starts first time or a repeat of starting difficulty. Had it to a garage, the mechanic says it's not the glow plugs or injectors as he's checked these.

    If someone can shed any light on what could be at fault, it would be most welcome!

    Kind regards, karl

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    With the engine warm and it failing to start, put a multimeter across the battery terminals to measure the voltage whilst cranking. If the voltage drops too low then the starter is drawing excessive current and the ECU will not get enough voltage to read all the sensors properly, and fuel correctly.

    Alternatively, it maybe that when warm the starter is just not turning over fast enough to generate the heat and compression required for the engine to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karld73 View Post
    Hello. I'm hoping someone on here can help with an issue I have with a vectra 1.9cdti. When I start the car first time, there's no problem with it starting. When I come to start it a second time after it's been parked up, that's when the problem begins.

    I'll turn the ignition, wait for the glow plug light to go out then try starting the car. It will turn over and keep turning over but won't fir up. I' have to repeat this about at least 3 times before it starts, if I'm lucky.

    After this during the day, it sometimes starts first time or a repeat of starting difficulty. Had it to a garage, the mechanic says it's not the glow plugs or injectors as he's checked these.

    If someone can shed any light on what could be at fault, it would be most welcome!

    Kind regards, karl

    Great forum by the way from what I've seen and read
    @karld73 any update on this? I am going to view a CDTi 150 tomorrow with starting problems.. I only know my way around petrol engines.

    Not sure what would cause this, shame the thread has not been updated as it would be useful to know. Thanks.

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    I had this problem and it ended up being a lazy starter motor!

    Ronnie

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    I agree with Ronnie63, was the starter on mine

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    Alot of people have this problem especially the cdti 120 and 9 times out of 10 its the starter motor

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    Cheers guys. The last garage I went to mentioned the starter motor sounded a bit lazy on the start. Much appreciated!!

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    Mine was same took starter of dismantled,cleaned it ,refitted starts first time now

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    A new starter motor is what was needed. Thank you for your help !!!

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