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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: Hard starting Diesel



Belray, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, De Witt, IA, October 02, 2009, 22:00

Seems to start hard for the first time of the ay. It turns over and over for a bit before starting. Longer than it should. The rest of the day its OK. 170,000 miles.

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    October 26, 2009, 18:40

    Hello, were you able to find a solution to this problem? Was it the glow plugs?

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, March 20, 2010, 08:14

    got an 03 tdi...solution to hard ,cold 1st start....i put a 250 watt oil pan heater on ...let it soak overnight ....starts like new everytime!...got 330k on it now ....use heater blow 40f....easy on starter too...p.s. keep fuel cannister clean too!....

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    Visitor, June 06, 2010, 12:21

    Is the fuel filter clean. Mine 2002 Volks Jetta Tdi did the same thing, but I found out the fuel filter was horrible! Replaced it and it starts right up. Just a suggestion. Sometimes it's the simplest things.

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