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hi all
hope you guys can help:D my 407sw 2.0ltr diesel is taking so long to start in mornings, its just coming up to 70k, do 407s glow plugs give up at this milage:mad: or could it be those good old french electrics playing up:confused:
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Hi Nick
might well be your glowplugs, I had to replace two of mine at around 80K, but strangely no more problems and i have done over 112K now. I disconnected them and stuck an avo meter from the terminal to earth. Those that don't work showed up as open circuit.
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I had a look through my receipts but I must have lost it somewhere along the way. I think they were about £15 to £20 each. (I got them from a local Pug specialist in Oadby in Leicester).

The ones in my engine were very tight and you need the right socket to get them out. Go very gently as I reckon you could quite easily shear them off if too much brute force is used :(

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I would say theres a 95% chance theres a electric problem but do check the glow plugs first. Then check the glow plug relay as we have replace 2 this year already. Theres also been a connection problem on the ECU the terminal buids up with a white powder coating and can cause problems.
 

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Thanks for your replys:thumb:
saturday mornning the car wouldnt not start at all! in the end the battrey went flat trying to get it started!! i walked away from the car with a right strop on!!! i returned some time later with a fresh head!! dont no why but decided to disconnect the battery then reconnect it would you believe it the car started straight away!!!! and has been fine since, i dont no what i did maybe a poor earth connection? have i reset somthing? fingers crossed it wont come back:D
 

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Problems back again:mad: disconnecting the battery was a short fix i think:confused: must be a electric problem as bigdavid has said. no choice now got to book the car in at main dealer gutted as the warranty has just run out!!!
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Well the dealer tells me today that the starter motor has gone and it will cost £350 to fix:eek: how easy is it to do myself:confused: anyone had a go at this before? as i can get an exchange for £106 and really dont want to pay stealer money....
 

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Never had to do it on a Pug yet, though I shouldn't think it would be too hard. Access will probably be the problem. If you have to jack the car up to get at it from underneath just make sure jou have it well supported on axle stands! Don't forget to disconnect the battery. Maybe it's time to get a Haynes manual...they are about a couple of quid from car boots, well worth the investment I find.
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Tried the haynes manual route, they dont make one for the 407 sw as you say access is a big problem! and its knowing what to take off to get to it would be good... anyway i have had so much trouble with this car in 9 months i cant take anymore:mad: 1.new clutch fitted! 2.new power steering pump fitted! 3.ball joints on there way out! 4.a number of electrical faults new brake sensors fitted! 5.now the starter motor! such a shame because i really liked this car if only it was just a bit more reliable:eek: i sold the car on sunday gonna give an audi A3 2.0 tdi a try:) thanks for the help all, cheers Nick:thumb:
 
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