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Non starting diesel.

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Bohemian, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Bohemian

    Bohemian Member

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    Hi everyone, have a curious starting problem with my 2000 S320CDI. Occasionally when I`ve left it for 10 or 15 mins it won`t start. Always starts on the coldest mornings, and on the odd occasion that it won`t start, if I try it an hour later, it fires up. It is always warmed up when it happens, and the starter turns and turns, but just won`t fire up. Anybody have similar problems? Many thanks in advance, Brian.
     
  2. sarkyanimal

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    hi brian i have the same problem and have after having it diagnosticly checked that it may be the camshaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor good luck
     
  3. flagstaff

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    ... yeah, definitely sounds an electronickly thing. Needs something plugged into it, like a computer or something.

    Seriously.
     
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    i had the same problem a few years ago on mine it was the camshaft sensor
     
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    Bohemian

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    Many thanks for the suggestions, at least have an idea where to start.
     
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    If always associated with hot starting, that crank sensor is top suspect, as has been said.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I missed this one and easy CPS thanks Alex :D:D
     
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    Many thanks for all the advice, replaced the crank angle sensor and no more problems.
     

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