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Takes time to start

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by c11rgd, Aug 12, 2005.

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    [Aug 12, 2005]
    got a R 1999 tdi 110

    just takes time to start! any ideas have to hold the ignition on for atleast 4-5 seconds then the car starts fine and runs fine!
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    [Aug 12, 2005]
    I had the same problem with my '97 TDI 110. It needed several turns of the key to start, gradually getting worse and worse until I was afraid it wouldn't start at all. A new start motor cured it.
    Now my '00 TDI 115 is going the way same......
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    [Aug 12, 2005]
    defo the starter on its way out.
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    [Aug 12, 2005]
    if its the original battery i would try the battery first.
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    [Aug 13, 2005]
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    if its the original battery i would try the battery first.

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    In both cases with my two cars there has been plenty of 'juice' in the batteries.
    Fitting a new starter motor has completely cured the problem on one car; I haven't got around to it on the other yet but will do so within the next week or so.
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