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Ford galaxy takes few times to start!

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#1 Robert0


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Posted 10 October 2020 - 11:08 AM

Hi all, ok here’s a non descriptive post but hopefully someone can help. I have a mk2 Ford Galaxy 2.0
This is a somewhat intermittent issue however of late has become worse. When trying to start the car it will turn over usually takes a few tries before it will start. Here’s the strange bit, when I turn it over it turns fine but won’t start first time. Turn it a couple of times and when you switch of the ignition to try again you’ll get a clunk sound, it will start every time after that clunk! I can’t put my finger on it? It’s like something has stuck from the previous drive and once you get that clunk boom starts straight away. Can anyone possibly point in the right direction of things to check or look for? Kind regards Rob



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:35 AM


Petrol or Diesel / Manual or Auto?  Which engine?


How long have you owned it?   Has it always been the same?


Fuel filter changed?  These often get missed on a service unless you specifically ask

for it to be changed.


Is it the same when the engine is hot or cold?  Does the weather have any effect, worse

on cold days or wet days etc?

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 07:19 AM

It’s a diesel, manual. Tdci 2 litre. 10 plate. I’ve owned it for a year and a half. It’s not always been like that and the fault can come and go. Weather doesn’t seem to play a roll in it nor engine temp. It was fully serviced before I bought it. Someone on one page I was reading described a very similar fault to mine. He was told possibly the engine air shut off control valve, I can find the part to buy but can’t locate it on the actual engine (embarrassing) thank you for your reply.

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 12:45 PM

Just resolved (hopefully permanently) a similar issue on mine, the anti-shudder valve was sticking shut causing starting problems whether hot or cold. Have a look here...

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