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Td5 Starting Problem

Discussion in 'TD5' started by jul110, Jul 11, 2018 at 5:41 PM.

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  1. jul110

    jul110 New Member

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    Hi, I recently purchased a 2000 Defender Td5 with 106K on the clock. Everything seems fine and she starts on the button, however I have noticed a problem.

    When I start it after I have recently turned her off it takes a few turns for it to start and when it starts the temp gauge goes a bit mad and it seems to have a misfire and is about to stop but then it's fine.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    Do you know when the injector wiring harness was last changed?
     
  3. jul110

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    No, I don't know if it was changed
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    That would be first port of call. It should be changed regularly, at least every 40K miles.

    If oil has leaked down the wire, it may have knackered your ECU as well.
     
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    id check battery voltage before ,during and after starting
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    watch the gauge when you turn ignition on and if it goes high before it starts this can be the reason of hard starting cos it's managed by the ECU and if the ECU gets high temp input the fuelling is reduced, eventually give some contact spray in the temp sensor's and ECU's plugs... and +1 for the oil in the red plug cos there's the temp sensor's input too and oil acts as isolator in electric contacts
     
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    Discodevon Active Member

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    As them chaps have already mentioned get that harness changed fellow!
     
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