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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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have a peugeot 106 diesel 2002 and problem is very slow

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have a peugeot 106 diesel 2002 and problem is very slow to start and when does have to let . warm up , otherwise stalls and takes even longer to start also the engine management light comes on sparadactly . when car has run bit then turned off it will start fine . it has just been serviced .

I'd check that you're getting full power to the glow-plugs, they pull a lot of current so take care when checking but see if the relay is clicking when the ignition is turned on first and also check the fuse if this is OK check to see if the engine earth strap is also OK.

If the plugs haven't been changed in the last 20K then they may have to be replaced.

You can test the glow-plugs with a multimeter by measuring the resistance across the plug (between the power connection and the body) it should be around 4-8ohms if its tending to infinity / open circuit the plug is faulty or by using a clip on current clamp, either on the supply wire to glow plugs or onto engine earth, with glow plug light on you should see 15-20amps glow plug fitted, 4 cylinders would be approximately 60-80amps.

Also if it’s not injecting at all then check the connections to the crankshaft sensor, unplug it and check contacts and broken wiring, and consider fitting a new sensor - do the same cam position sensor

If the EGR valve is stuck open then this too can effect starting so try disconnecting it to see if this helps or changes anything

Lastly it’s also worth considering fitting a new fuel filter as if only slightly blocked this can lower fuel supply pressure and choke the main pump, the pump will be more sensitive to this when its cold as diesel thickens considerably with low temperatures.

although I'd hope that that this has been replaced in the service

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