2005 Vauxhall Tigra 1.2 diesel cdti Poor cold start

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Emma Lou
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Poor cold start
Jan 28, 2014 (6 years ago)
my car doesn't seem to like the cold. very poor at starting if below 7.5 degrees outside. ive noticed the coil symbol on the dash only stays on for a second or 2...any ideas?

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Car: Vauxhall Tigra
Variant: 1.2 diesel cdti
Model Year: 2005
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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whittingehame
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Jan 28, 2014 (6 years ago)
Test the glow plugs , may need replacing .
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bustedknuckles
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Jan 28, 2014 (6 years ago)
To test use a test light and disconnect your glow plugs then place crocodile clip onto battery positive and touch the probe end of your test light onto the individual glow plug if the test lamp lights then glow plug internal circuit is ok,if it does not then it,s not ok. Note this method is only to be used on your style of glow plug and not on ceramic style.
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