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random non starting
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:57:23 am »
hi there im having random non starting problems on my ford galaxy 1.9tdi year 2000. I could go to it now and it would start go to the shop go back to it and it wouldnt then it may take to minutes or an hour to start again. It may do this 4 times in one day then not at all for 2 weeks. Ive had a new crank arm sensor fitted and it was ok for a week and a button fitted to start it as they thouht it was the ignition barrel that lasted 3 week. It has had a few diagnostic tests and sometimes comes up with a fuel cut off fault but not all the time. Any ideas very frustrating >:(

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Re: random non starting
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 01:29:39 pm »
Hello  [W4] to the forum.

Common cause for random non starting issues is a faulty 109 relay it's the power relay for engine ECU and fuel supply, no specific fault code will be registered for the relay but usually causes the door LED to flash frantically, have a read of the links below they will help you locate the relay.
This relay does suffer with bad solder joints and can usually be successfully repaired but a new relay is not mega expensive



https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/reference-library/galaxy-mk1-mk2-tdi-version-relay-109/

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/reference-library/galaxy-mk2-tdi-gaining-access-to-central-junction-box-fuses-relays/
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Re: random non starting
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 12:06:48 am »
hi thanks for that would a novice like me be able to do that do you think

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Re: random non starting
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 04:36:52 am »
It's not that difficult but you know your limitations, if you follow the guide you shouldn't go wrong
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Re: random non starting
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 08:21:48 am »
ok do you think i should get the glow plugs tested 1st and if they ok would it be easier just to put a new relay in

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Re: random non starting
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 10:34:08 am »
is 109 a part number or a place number

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Re: random non starting
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 10:57:44 am »
Glow plugs wont effect starting yet it's not cold enough.

The VW part number is 1J 0906381A and will be cheaper there, if you look in your ford handbook relay 109 is in position R22.
The large number on the relay denotes the type and is used throughout the VAG range.
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Re: random non starting
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 11:06:17 am »
 thats great thanks on my way to vw to pick up now. 15 pound and its tomorrow mornings mission. I will fix this if its the last thing i do haha

 

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