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Author Topic: Intermittent starting problem  (Read 12995 times)

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Intermittent starting problem
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:51:23 PM »
Hello all! For the most part my '54 reg Mk2 TDI (130ps) starts fine, however, on occasion (nearly always when the vehicle has only been driven a short distance and not fully warmed up), if it is switched off and I attempt to restart it again it can be an absolute bugger to restart- like I say, I don't think it's ever really happened with the engine completely cold or fully warmed up.

I'm thinking it's possibly a fuel supply problem or air in the low pressure fuel lines, I've renewed relay 109, the fuel filter and the sealing O-rings on the fuel pipe connector into the fuel filter but it's still happening from time to time. Does anybody know- is there another relay (other than relay 109) which powers the lift pump in the fuel tank? I'm wondering if it's not always powering up- I must admit, sometimes I hear the 'squelch' but not always, it's just done it to me again (and was the worst it's ever been trying to restart) so I tried switching the ignition on and off a few times to prime the fuel system but it made no difference- I couldn't hear the lift pump whilst I was trying this either. Any thoughts? Once the bugger's finally got going (it tends to crank over with no sign of life until it finally splutters into life- though it may catch and die a few times before finally firing up) it's fine.

I did also wonder if a dodgy crankshaft or camshaft position sensor or sticky EGR valve may cause the problem but I can't understand if that was the case why the problem only tends to manifest itself on a part warm engine. I've not got VAG-com (or a usable laptop) at the mo so I can't scan it but on a problem this intermittent I don't know if I'd pick up anything anyway.

Thanks for any input!   cheers

EDIT- One other thought, I've read about the vacuum powered butterfly in the EGR valve housing (possibly termed the 'anti shudder flap'?!) which is supposed to close when the engine is switched off to reduce/prevent vibration as the engine stops, if the EGR valve is a bit bunged up with oily crud I'm wondering if this could stick in the closed position and prevent airflow into the engine on an attempt to restart it.
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 09:18:00 PM »
Hi Paul

Have heard of instances where the engine won't start unless the cam sensor is unplugged, this was not cured by replacing the sensor but turned out to be incorrect timing.
Have you changed your belt recently?
The timing is adjusted electrically between cold and hot engine but may not be able to compensate enough when engines warmed up.
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 09:39:16 PM »
Hi Chris, thanks for the reply! I have changed the timing belt- twice  :'( (due to the leaking replacement water pump I fitted the first time round), but I'm damn sure that in both instances the timing was set up spot on, because I ended up adjusting it several times after my initial attempts in order to get it just so. The problem I believe manifested itself before I changed the timing belt for the second time.

Like I say, it's been tending to happen not on a cold engine or a fully warmed up engine but when it's run briefly and warmed up slightly- e.g, on a very short trip (like a few minutes), making me think air in the fuel lines or something, but I'm not hearing the squelch when turning the ignition on consistently so I'm wondering if the lift pump or relay may be suspect, unfortunately I haven't got access to any relay info without hassling some of my old colleagues, is there a relay other than relay 109 that might power the lift pump that could be playing up? I'll pay closer attention from now on, but I don't think I've ever had the problem when I've heard the squelch from the lift pump!
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 12:21:30 AM »
The fuel pump relay is in position R3 and the relay is marked 53

In the diagram

K198 = relay 109 third layer
K228 = relay 53 second layer

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 01:01:04 AM »
Excellent, thanks for that Chris! It might be nothing to do with the problem but if relay 109 can give trouble then surely this one can as well, at least it's a fairly cheap and easy thing to do before getting too involved!

Interesting though, looking at that wiring diagram am I correct in saying that relay 53 isn't there to switch a power supply to the fuel pump but instead to cut it if an airbag is deployed?

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 09:35:39 AM »
Another thought is the connector on the pump tank unit or the pump itself is faulty
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 09:49:50 AM »
Could be Chris- I'll try the relay first as an easy option and look into the pump itself if the problem continues- due credit to VW for the design where they give you a most helpful access flap in the floorpan which allows you to get to the pump without dropping the tank- I can't imagine Ford incorporating such a thing had it been their design (and I very much doubt the Mk3 Galaxy has one!)
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 10:19:11 AM »
Just an [FYI] if anybody should need to locate relay 53, it's sat in the top tier of relays (or second level) in the main fusebox- the fusebox has to be dropped in order to access it, how to do this is covered by Chris's excellent procedure here. Once the fusebox is dropped relay 53 is plainly visible at the top (grey in colour)- please note that the layout of the relays may differ depending on the spec and age of the vehicle- e.g, my '54 reg 130ps TDI has a slightly different arrangement of relays to the 2002 reg 115ps TDI in the reference library article, though relay 53 is still present in the same place:

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I took the cover off of the relay and plugged it back in to see if was consistently energising when the ignition was switched on, which it seemed to be- it energises for approx. 1 second when the ignition is switched on in order for the lift pump to pressurise the low pressure side of the fuel system, and then energises continuously when the engine is running. I'm not sure if intermittently the relay isn't energising properly or if the lift pump isn't powering up as it should (you can't always rely on the 'squelch' sound- at least on mine, it's not always audible), but at least having listened to the relay energise briefly and then disengage when the ignition is switched on (before starting the engine), I know what to listen out for next time the problem occurs- it is possible to hear the click of this particular relay even with the fusebox and cover trims refitted!

Should a new relay be required, I'm assuming VW's part number will be the 141 951 253 B number visible on the relay casing in the below picture, from Ford I believe it may be finis number 1425752 (not confirmed), retail from Ford was approx. 30 quid plus VAT if this is the correct part.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 07:21:58 PM »
Further to this, since I took relay 53 out and meddled with it, I haven't had the problem reoccur.... thus far!
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 12:04:11 AM »
I've got almost the same problem.   Alhambra 1.9tdi 130cv 2003, Car starts fine and runs ok, but when he wants at low revs the car stops... And after the car stops by itself its a nightmare to start it again.  I've to crank it for 2 or 4 minutes before it came to life again.
Tomorrow I am going to replace relay 109 following some comments in this forum, but I dont think that will help :(
Pump seems to run when key turned.

If anyone has an idea will be helpfull.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 06:24:41 AM »
Get codes read with vcds see if anything is stored

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2016, 10:13:17 AM »
I forgot to mention that no faults stored. I check few days ago

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2016, 10:23:36 AM »
I think the actual cause of my fault in the end was the camshaft position sensor. Over time the fault started to happen slightly more regularly and manifested itself slightly differently, as well as the cranking without starting issue when part warm/ hot (it never occurred with the engine cold), it had an instance where (again when part warmed up) it would fire up and die instantly. No warning lights on the instrument cluster ever came on (either glow plug light or MIL light), but it did eventually record a couple of different fault codes at different times- 1) camshaft position sensor implausible signal and 2) camshaft position sensor no signal. I would stress that the fault I had only ever affected starting, it never caused the engine to cut out when driving or once the engine was running.

Anyway, I renewed the camshaft position sensor recently (documented in another thread) following on from the fault codes being read and touchwood, I've not had a reoccurrence of the issue since.
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 10:42:38 AM »
I will keep you inform with mine.  Toda y I will drive for a while to ser if it fails..
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 04:39:38 PM »
Relay 109 replaced with no help :( 
Tomorrow I will put clear pipes to see if the filter / supply get air


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 04:45:21 PM »
You say it starts and then stops again almost straight away? I doubt it will be air in system from a leak personally as it would be a pain to start and once started would run rough.

Rather than putting clear pipe in park facing downhill to prevent run back.

Sounds like cam sensor fault to me

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2016, 06:14:26 PM »
No, It starts ok, runs ok for 15 minutes or more and then when it wants at low revs stops... then a nightmare to start (cranking for few minutes necessary)   Then after starting, I can stop it & start it at the first attempt.
Runs ok for a while a same s---t again

Yes, I am ordering also the cam & crank sensor through the web

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2016, 06:44:52 PM »
It won't be fuel running back to tank then.

The PD is more reliant on cam sensor for starting and running than other engines i would be looking to replace that if it was me


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 02:15:34 PM »
Well, after clear pipes installed in the fuel filter. (one in the outlet of the filter going to the tandem pump and one on the return).

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I drove the car for 20 or 30 kms,  then when the car wanted at low revs it stopped.  I went to check the pipes and I found that one was completly empty of fuel (if I am not wrong it was the return from tandem pump to filter) and the other pipe was ok.
I had to crank the car for a while and then it started again and both pipes were primed with no bubbles.

Could it be that tandem pump is damaged internally?'
another thing that I must replace are the 2 o´rings on the fuel filter, they never come with the new filters... I inspected them and seems to be ok but who knows


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2016, 02:25:00 PM »
Yes that's the return from tandem pump to thermostat valve on filter.

I am surprised it has air in there as I would expect difficult starting after being left not to cut out after being running and then be difficult to start.

Could be a few causes on a PD.

Is the diesel in filter normal colour or is there black residue? 

Have you noticed any dilution of engine oil causing level to rise?
These are signs of injector seal failing.

What tandem pump is fitted as the luk ones had issues with casing gaskets leaking.

Finally you say the o rings on thermostat were not changed last time filter was done,these can be a problem area especially on aftermarket filters. I fitted slighter thicker seals on mine to get a tighter seal.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 02:27:57 PM »
Just looked at picture again yours is different set up to mine as my return comes straight from tandem through the temp sensor to filter, what is yours connected to does it have a fuel warmer or something?

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2016, 03:00:23 PM »
Yes, mine has a fuel warmer (I dont know why is on the return...).   The return from the tandem goes to the temp sensor, then warmer and then filter.

I dont know which tandem pump is installed  :-X
Filter is new, just 2k kms.  Looks ok, no signs of dirty from the small hole on the top.


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2016, 03:24:48 PM »
Because the return fuel is at high temp after passing through injectors it then goes to the thermostat on filter which allows hot fuel in to filter on cold days.
You can see how hot the return fuel gets as there is a cooler underneath to stop the tank getting hot and deforming.

Is it worth bypassing the warmer temporarily to rule out an issue with that allowing air to enter?

Not too visible in pic but looks like a luk pump,have you noticed any fuel smells around engine after it's been shut down? There is a gasket kit for luk pumps available to repair them I have just preferred one for mine as there is slight weap on it.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2016, 06:42:10 PM »
I just replaced the o'rings on the filter and same problems.  Car stops when it wants.

Tándem pump is a LUK but I can't see the parte number.  I replace time ago the metal gasket between the engine and the pump.  And I remenber part number was at the bottom where the water thermostat is...
Could you tell me which of seals is the one forma servicing the pump?

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2016, 07:29:40 PM »
All depends which version of pump you have was it a metal plate gasket 2 green rubber seals between pump and head?

He part number is on the part by pressure test point where fuel return connects.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2016, 09:53:08 AM »
I found the part number of the tandem pump, is 038145209E .   I am looking for a repair kit and everything on ebay is between 50 & 60€. 
Anywhere cheaper??

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2016, 11:11:48 AM »
I just paid £32 for my kit for revision N pump so 50-60 euro sounds about right.

Have you definitely got a leak on your pump?

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2016, 09:56:22 AM »
 
First of all sorry for the late answer but I went on holidays...

Finally I sorted the problem and car is fine again.
As you know I orderer the seal kit for the tamden pump.  Before getting the kit I was thinking about the problem and I was not completly sure that was going to solve my problems.   So, I decided to open the fuel tank and see if the fuel pump was working fine although I could listen the pump when turning the key on.  When I opened the tank I saw that fuel pump filter on the tank was clogged, with a kind of jelly oil/fuel.

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At that time my engine shutdown by itself and starting problems after that had sense. 
I cleaned up the filter, I emptied fuel tank and cleaned as much as posible and car is running fine since that.


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2016, 09:58:49 AM »
 [GJ] That's good information to know! Thanks for the update.
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2016, 10:22:07 AM »
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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2016, 09:41:47 AM »
There have been reported issues in the last few years with fungal/bacterial growth in diesel.  The supermarket brands seem particularly susceptible, although suppliers are particularly keen to distance themselves from any problems.

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2016, 02:30:01 PM »
We have had that issue with the red diesel at work clogging the filters and ruining performance, max speed usually 90 but on affected ones struggled for 60!

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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 12:41:50 AM »
Hi,
Can you please help as to how to access that unit? The pic shows its under the carpet. Where exactly it is in the car?
Please reply before I'm ripped off................


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Re: Intermittent starting problem
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2017, 04:36:36 PM »
Just behind drivers seat,I managed to lift carpet and support with screwdriver,then you need to take the metal plate off and it is there.

 

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