Struggling to start

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AceKing158
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Post by AceKing158 »

Similar problem last two winters. Really struggled to start, but did eventually start. Not battery issue as new 2 years ago. Once the engine had started I did not have a similar problem starting for the rest of the day. Following a cold night, next morning struggled to start again. Visited Grantham Nissan. Glow plugs changed. This appears to have solve the problem. Now starts first time again.

michaelsmith1
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Post by michaelsmith1 »

No did not get battery checked although the car been in and out of the garage, they say running out of ideas,I would imagine they checked it plus battery seems to have plenty in it has sometimes I have to start the car 3 or 4 times before it runs.all this happens only when it's cold outside, when temperature is mild it starts fine,was considering buy a full car cover to see if that helps.
huynhminhvu
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Post by huynhminhvu »

Mine has same problem here, 2015 1.6 diesel, problem happened from last winter, new battery is just around 1.5 year old.
Struggle to start every cold winter morning, it may takes 2nd or 3rd time to start. Then it will be fine for the whole day.
Wilsonk
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Post by Wilsonk »

I am.having the same problem on my 1.5dci I have changed fuel filter and glow plugs and no different.
Next I'm changing the glow plug relay to see if that works
Had the garage plug in reader but no fault codes
Wilsonk
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Post by Wilsonk »

Changed the glow plug relay today and no change 😕
Wilsonk
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Post by Wilsonk »

Changed the new filter for a genuine Nissan filter...no change
Marcus_97
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Post by Marcus_97 »

Any success? Having similar problems but don't know where to start with diagnosis. Battery is a couple years old and fully charged.

Takes 5-10 seconds to start, but you turn car off after its started ans on again and it starts almost immediately. Only seems to be happen when it's been left off for a few hours. Sounds like it could be fuelling issue or camshaft position sensor?
Marcus_97
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Post by Marcus_97 »

1.6 DCI 2013 for reference
Wilsonk
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Post by Wilsonk »

Mines still the same, I've changed the battery, primer bulb, glow plugs and relay, fuel filter...

Been to 2 garages for diagnostics and no fault codes

Mine is exactly same as your with starting...I was thinking of the changing the cam sensor next
Marcus_97
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Post by Marcus_97 »

I've bought a launch diagnostic tool to have a look for any codes.

It's clearly fuelling related in someway or another.

Mine seems to be better this weekend having driven a couple hundred miles. It's also been warmer which might have an effect.

I had a 2005 clio 1.5dci (100bhp) before that had a similar problem and it turned out that the camshaft position sensor had somehow fallen out (but was still plugged in). Gave it a clean and put back in which seemed to fix it.

Have you tried using ignition spray directly into air intake?
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