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Title: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 11, 2013, 01:57:22 AM
hi guys ! i have ford galaxy 1.9tdi 115 . its been a nightmare starter since ive had the car ( 9 months ) but as of late , it cuts out with a splutter then is VERY difficult to start . once started it runs as normal but then occasionly decides to cut out AGAIN  then the battery gets flat trying to restart it , night mare ! ive been told by a local mechanic it could be fuel pump but never showed up on the computer . no light come on dashboard except a water light but the water level is normal , any help please ? cheers . carlos
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: Chrispb on December 11, 2013, 05:37:55 AM
 welcome5
That sounds very much like a dodgy relay (109) next time you have trouble starting the car look a the small LED light on the drivers door see if it is on or flashing.

Below is a link to help access the relays

click here (https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/galaxy-mk2-tdi-gaining-access-to-central-junction-box-fuses-relays/)
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 11, 2013, 08:58:11 AM
hi chris ! ty for reply . once ive got to relay 109 wht do i do ? do i take it out and replce this ? thanks buddy  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: Chrispb on December 11, 2013, 11:28:33 AM
That relay suffers with bad solder joints, if your handy with a soldering iron it can be a quick fix, if not a new ones about 15 from a VW dealer part number is 1J 0906381A
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 11, 2013, 11:12:35 PM
hi Chris ! going to have to try scrap yards tomorrow as vw do not even stock them ! is there any other vehicles i can find the 109 relay on ? cheers
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: Chrispb on December 11, 2013, 11:52:07 PM
Plenty on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Number-109-ECU-Relay-German-OEM-Quality-for-VW-Audi-SEAT-Skoda-Equiv-1J0906381A-/150784273067?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item231b716aab
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 12, 2013, 03:37:16 PM
hi chris . changed the 109 relay and its still doing the same thing :( i noticed when i was revving it high the led light was flashing on the door but the car would cut out and then be very difficult to start , any more ideas please ? thank you carlos
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: Chrispb on December 12, 2013, 06:41:04 PM
Have you checked for fault codes using Vagcom/VCDS

Does the light on the door flash when trying to start the car

Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 12, 2013, 11:09:18 PM
the diagnostic give no codes and sometimes the light does flash whilst trying to start
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: Chrispb on December 12, 2013, 11:43:04 PM
The light flashing means there is a problem, it should glow solid for a few seconds then go out.

Immobilizer active can cause this, have you tried using a different key as there may be a problem with the chip in the key.
If there's no power to the engine ecu it will also flash, the ecu is powered by the relay 109 which is what I first suspected as it has been a known issue with solder joints inside, assuming it was a new one you fitted.

What diagnostic scanner did you use as generic scanner only scans the engine ecu
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 12, 2013, 11:53:38 PM
i dont know what the mechanic used to check , at the moment im using the spare key . the mechanic seems to think its the fuel pump , i dont know , its an headache for me as i use it for work , could it be the fuel pump ?
Title: Re: galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 115 cutting out and hard to restart
Post by: carlito147 on December 12, 2013, 11:58:44 PM
it ticks over normal standing idle . just cuts out though when moving after a short period of time , very frustrating .