COLD START

  • Tiny
  • Milan12345
  • 1999 FORD FOCUS
  • 125,000 MILES

Ford Focus 1.8
Year:1999
TdDi Endura engine
Mileage: 125 k

When it's cold, the engine start and works rough, after 15 minutes it's smooth like it should be, through the rest of the day.
Motor mount it's changed.
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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 3:07 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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More like the cold start is not working correctly.
Have you checked for trouble codes?

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 3:45 PM
  • Tiny
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The engine works rough and shaking until it's warmed, that's the problem. I don't have any trouble codes through the scanner.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM
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I couldn't get any information on your engine so I don't know if the valve have hydraulic or adjustable lifters. If it is adjustable, I would suggest checking/adjusting them.

Do you have coolant or overheating issues?

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 4:55 PM
  • Tiny
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I will have to take it to the mechanic I guess. I don't have such issues, the radiator is new (replaced), everything is ok. Is there any heaters to change, or some other part that could lead to this?

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM
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Apart from the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor, there are nothing temperature related that I can think of that can cause the problem.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 5:54 PM
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Glow plugs maybe? I haven't change them

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 5:59 PM
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The engine sounds good it shakes a bit inside the car when started but after 10 minutes driving theres is no shaking or anything. During the summer I haven't had such problems but now the cold starts and this showed up.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
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No, glow plugs would have starting difficulty if they are bad.

Yes, the ECT seems a possible candidate.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
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Where is the location of ECT?

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 6:22 PM
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Sorry I don't have any information on this vehicle so I can't tell you where it is located. For most vehicles it is at rear end of cylinder hear, near water outlet (thermostat housing).

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Monday, September 24th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

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