Q: Q: My car won't start in the mornings

asked by on

I have ford transit connect 1.8 tddi 2004 After my car failed to start it was diagnosed with fuel pump problem had another fitted and programmed at first lots of white smoke but after a good run it cleared. It runs superb all day starts no problem but in morning will not start without cold start , the fuel filter wasn't changed either could this be the problem or glow plugs or could it just be the pump needing set up with timing

My car has 8400 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The glow plugs are a possibility as they are a common failure item among diesel engines suffering from a hard start when cold. A faulted intake air temperature sensor may also cause issues. The fuel filter must be replaced when a new fuel pump is installed and the fuel pressure checked to make sure the pump is running properly. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out for a closer look at your cold not start and offer a more personal diagnosis.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: My car won't start in the mornings

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car showing various fault codes Ford (Transit?)

Hello - the P1631, if this is for a Ford Transit van as it appears, is most often a byproduct of a poor battery condition, with multiple cranking events before a successful start. I would check first for low starting...

Q: Slave cylinder for clutch

The clutch slave cylinder is external outside the transmission. It can be replaced without removing the transmission.

Q: CAR WILL RUN AND THEN JUST CUT OFF FOR NO REASON?????

Hi There, There are many reasons that may cause the car not to stay running such as faulty ignition components (i.e. ignition coil, module, spark plugs, etc.) or potentially a lack of consistent fuel pressure or dirty fuel injectors causing...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...