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Thread: 2004 Touran Help or suggestions please.

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    2004 Touran Help or suggestions please.

    Hi all.

    I have a 2004 Touran Sport 2.0 TDI. It’s automatic and diesel with 51500 odd miles.

    I bought it from the original owner about a year ago, and he’d only put 33000ish miles on the clock, including 39 (yes Thirty nine) miles in 3 years.
    Somehow it managed to pass its MOT last week with only one advisory, which was them not being able to check the seatbelt due to a child seat.

    Now, the problems are as follows:

    Its sluggish. Not the usual diesel sluggish either, it’s like it has to think before speeding up. But it doesn’t happen all the time.

    There is more than occasionally black smoke and gunk from the exhaust. I know it happens with diesels, but this seems to happen most drives.

    It has difficulty starting sometimes.

    When on an uphill incline, and you release the foot brake, it rolls back. Every single time, until it hits something or I push the brake. It’s got to the point I have to use the handbrake. It’s not something I have ever experienced with an automatic, even older ones.

    When I first got it, I had it serviced at a garage because I was going on a road trip and wanted it checked over for safety reasons. They changed the oil and fuel filter and obviously oil, as well as the water pump and timing belt.

    About 3 months ago, I replaced the EGR valve, it was coated in think gunk and carbon.

    Tomorrow its booked in to have all four glow plugs replaced. It’s the engine where they’re under the rocker cover, I was contemplating doing them myself, but can’t afford to risk them breaking off etc.

    If this doesn’t make a difference, is there anything else I can try and do?
    It was suggested to me to replace the glow plug relay, will this help?

    Any suggestions would be amazing, it’s starting to bug me.


    2004 Touran Sport 2.0 TDI-PD, Auto

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.

    Post moved to the correct section as OP can't read sub forum titles.
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