Do glow plugs affect injectors?

Do glow plugs affect injectors?

Damaged glow plugs or a faulty glow plug control module can cause white smoke on engine start up. If white smoke is still visible after the engine has warmed up, the engine may have one or more bad injectors, retarded injection timing or a worn injection pump.

Are injectors the same as glow plugs?

The ones in the top with the braided lines on are the injectors. The glow plugs are angled and will be pointing directly at you as you stand facing the engine.

How much does it cost to replace diesel fuel injectors?

The average cost for a fuel injector replacement (diesel) is between $240 and $491. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111 while parts are priced between $152 and $380.

What does the glow plug mean on a diesel engine?

Due to the nature of diesel engines, they require some extra help when first starting up at a cold temperature. The glow plug is a heating element that is activated during startup when the temperature of the engine is too low. It raises the temperature inside the cylinders to facilitate in pressurizing and detonating the diesel fuel.

Where is the glow plug on a VW Jetta?

If the engine shuts off suddenly during normal driving and you don’t see the glow plug light go on during failed restarts then replace the black relay 109 with the newer gray relay 109 (1996-2003 cars only, it’s under the steering wheel in the relay panel). It sometimes cools and lets you restart.

Why are the glow plugs on my car not working?

OK, that’s a bit simplistic but frequently people breakdown with what they think is a battery problem, only for it to turn out to be the glow plugs that are at fault. The reason is that diesel engines use these heaters to help them start. In warmer weather they’re not as necessary.

When does the glow plug indicator light come on?

The system typically makes the driver wait around 10 seconds while the plugs warm up the engine. Once the correct temperature has been achieved, the computer will then let the driver start the engine. Normally, the glow plug indicator light will come on only when the engine is cold.