2006 Hyundai Santa Fe STARTING CAR IN MORNING ONLY

Tiny
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  • 2006 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 57,000 MILES
Problems with a cloud of smoke only when starting my Santa fe 2006 in morning local garage mentioned something to do with a flap in or on the manifold works similar to a choke flap. Is this expensive to replace or repair.
Local garage sprayed something on or in the manifold to free a kind of inlet flap. But wasn’t too sure if it would work. Says it’s a big job to take manifold off of my 2006 Santa fe. Might be a spring that is stuck or broken that works the flap.
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Friday, August 7th, 2015 AT 12:48 AM

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Tiny
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What colour is the smoke and how heavy and how long does it last?
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Friday, August 7th, 2015 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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It is a whitish smoke and it last only for about a few seconds and it smells of diesil. When you look at rev counter it appears the car is trying to run at tick over speed rather than being a bit higher until it warms up.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 4:21 AM
Tiny
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A diesel that blows white smoke and has a distinct smell of fuel is often a sign of incomplete combustion as it clears up rather quickly, I would be thinking that you may have a failed glow plug, these plugs pre heat the combustion chamber for easy cold starting, and stop working after a short period of time after start up as the engine has enough internal temp to take over, get the glow plugs checked out first.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 4:32 AM
Tiny
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I thought if the glow plug/s were faulty it wouldnt start right or have trouble starting my car starts on the first turn of the key. I would have thought the garage would have ruled the plugs out but I will check with them. Thanks again.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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Just to clarify, you may have one glow under preforming that is causing a cool cylinder, enough to start and run, but cold enough to cause problems until the cylinder warms up, this is usually only a min or two. Certainly get the glow plugs tested first.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 5:05 AM
Tiny
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I will have them checked, will let you know how I get on, thanks again.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 5:14 AM
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Ok, good luck.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 AT 2:41 PM

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