Car: 2006 chrysler 300c touring
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: tullibody, scotland.
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Hi, classic case of putting foot in mouth - no, the new fuel pipe didn't cure the problem with starting. A night in my mate's warm workshop for the car after replacing the pipe and a good start the following morning fooled me into thinking it had cured the problem. But, a night in the cold following that had me back at square one. So, onto my potential alternative cause and into auto electricians for stint on the diagnostic thingummyjig and lo and flaming behold!
Fault codes as follows:-
P1649 glow plug module power supply circuit,
P0672 cylinder 2 glow plug circuit,
P0671 cylinder 1 glow plug circuit,
U1132 lost communication with generator,
P0562 battery voltage low,
P065A generator system performance,
P065A generator system performance.
So, 2 hours labour, 6 new glowplugs ( thought it best to stick them all in while they were in there anyway.) and 4 new "pins" for the control module and she is starting a treat again.
They replaced the pins from their own stock as the originals over time had enlarged their fitting "apertures" in the module through heat/cold expansion/contraction and were causing a duff connection to the timer element of the module and thus no heat to the glowplugs. Total cost of the pins - £6 - as opposed to a new or recycled module at £????? seemed a bit of a bonus.
The lower faults were a reminder of my failed alternator of two weeks ago and not connected to this prob. So, whats next???? Nick
Last edited by marcocarly; 11-27-2012 at 01:31 PM.
Reason: Hit the flaming wrong key too early!