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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: United Kingdom
1.9 JTDm has a 'wobbly moment' on startup
My 156 1.9JTDm seems to have developed a small fault and I'm trying to locate the cause...
When I start the engine (warm or cold) everything is as normal but after about 3 seconds, the revs drop as if the engine is about to stall. This occurs for approximately 2 seconds, then everything returns to normal. This happens everytime I start it up. My initial thoughts were that it was when the aircon compressor kicked in, but having switched the aircon off the problem is still there.
Now, occasionally I do get the glow plug light flashing, and a fault for this does appear on fiatECUscan, though there is never any hesitation in the engine starting; Are the problems I'm having symptomatic of glowplug failure or should I be looking for something else? I ask as this happens when the engine is warm too.