2003 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA CAR STARTS FFROM COLD BUT WON'T START

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  • 2003 Vauxhall Zafira

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Vauxhall Zafira 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 75000 miles

Hi,

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 diesel.

It starts on the button from cold but after a drive and turning off when I go to start it the second time it just won't catch.

If I crank it for a while black smoke starts coming out the exhaust. To get it started I have to be patient and wait for 2-3 minutes then it usually starts first time again.

It's starting to get worse now though and I might be sitting around a long time waiting for it to start.

Any ideas? Many thanks

Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 9:55 AM

1 Answer

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  • Dave H
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Start by replacing the fuel filter and adding a good diesel fuell addative to the tank to clean the injectors !

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 3:03 AM

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