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Title: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: hedgie63 on November 16, 2018, 09:21:33 AM
Driving me crazy now.

Car starts sometimes first time and then other times can take 6-10 goes before it kicks into life. Engine turns over when key is turned but doesn't fire into life.

I originally changed the MAP, MAF and camshaft position sensors along with the fuel filter and air filter. This made the car run better but the starting problem is getting progressively worse.

When it starts it runs ok with just a bit of hesitancy between 1 and 2 and has no other issues. I had the P0069 code originally but this has gone now after I changed the sensors etc.

I am now looking at what else could be the cause of the problem?

1) Starter motor ?
2) PCM?
3) Fuel pump?
4) Something electrical?

Any pointers as to which option to try first?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: Mirez on November 16, 2018, 09:57:41 AM
Hi Chris, what mileage are you on? These are known to have injector and diesel pump issues which cause poor starting. You may want to do a leek off test to confirm they are ok before diagnosing further as it's easy and cheap as a first test.
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: hedgie63 on November 16, 2018, 10:00:01 AM
Ok. Is that something I can do easily myself? I am currently on 135,000 miles
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: hedgie63 on November 16, 2018, 10:18:29 PM
Ok so this car has just thrown another hissy fit.  Driving back home doing about 35 mph when the engine malfunction light comes on and it drops into limp mode.
gets it back home leaves it a couple of minutes, starts fine and the engine malfunction light has gone off and its back to normal!!!

Is something more sinister going on here?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: mike wilson on November 20, 2018, 09:02:12 AM
You may find that an instant off/on with the ignition (not even needing to stop or put in neutral) will solve the limp mode issue, at least for that moment.  As for what causes it; you need to get yourself some of the free diagnostic software that's out there, a connecting lead and then approach the issue logically.
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: Christopher Simmonds on May 23, 2019, 05:29:23 PM
Might be a longshot but i have a 08 tdci that refused to start then after messing with it for weeks it threw up immobiliser active turned out to be 7 bad earths under the air filter cleaned all of them an all sorted
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2006 Starting issue
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on June 06, 2019, 03:37:16 PM
Could we be talking glow plugs here? Thank you