2000 Ford Escort 1.6 zetec
Glow plug light flashes, its a petrol engine

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tiggs
Driver
7 points

Problem added: Nov 15, 2011 (8 years ago)
its a 1.6 zetec petrol engine but glow plug light comes on and goes off , drives perfectly all the time, car is faultless apart from exhaust blowing very slightly from centre section

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Car: Ford Escort
Variant: 1.6 zetec
Model Year: 2000
Category: Leaks & Noises
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philip999
Driver
20 points

Nov 16, 2011 (8 years ago)
are you sure it is the glow plug light it could be a light for management system
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tiggs
Driver
7 points

Nov 16, 2011 (8 years ago)
defo glow plug light checked it owners manual just comes on now and then or flickers as you drive, only thing it says in owners book is ' for diesel engine only and dont start engine untill it goes out' which is what you would expect but its defo 100% glow plug light. Never had new clocks or out car is 1 owner and i no bloke i got it from any ideas before i take bulb out the back of clocks! Could it have out to do with a tiny hole in exhaust centre section
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Ivan B
Driver
28 points

Nov 18, 2011 (8 years ago)
This happened to my son and it tuirned out to be llinked to the lamda system. It would be as well to deal with exhaust then see if any fault codes are stored. Once they are removed the problem should be fixed
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