Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2002, 01:50 PM
RROSIN1's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: moses lake, washington
Posts: 122
glow plugs. do they work?

i have an 83' 300d. glow plug light on dash does not come on when i turn the key on. does this mean the glow plugs are not working? car runs fine once started. starts fine in the morning after being plugged in all night. hard starting in the evening after being in the exposed work parking lot all day. i noticed the glow plug light did not come on one day after work. got it started and drove home. turned it off and back on and dash indicator worked. next morning nothing. please help
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2002, 03:00 PM
jbaj007's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,053
Since the car starts in a climate that requires a block heater, you've ruled out fuse and reed switch in relay. That "no light" indicates one or more glow plugs are kaput. You can test them from connector at glow plug relay (from connector female for each plug to ground). Should be <1 ohm. Might want to replace them all if it's been eons (if they're orig.)
The Golden Rule

1984 300SD (bought new, sold it in 1988, bought it back 13 yrs. later)
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page