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Harry, South Africa

LDV Convoy

Hi I recently replaced the injector pump and keys on my 2003 LDV panel van after . Need help on which tools I can use to program the keys as well as the pump so that they sync with the ecu. Does ford's ids or Oasis software work in such cases? Or which other option do I have. Appreciate your help

Submitted: 22/07/2016 08:40:36 | ID: 133717

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barry, Bristol

LDV Convoy

when i start my ldv convoy with a duatec engine as soon as i touch the throttle it stops it will start right up but will stop again wen throttle is pushed if you gently pump the throttle it will run fine till you turn it off then it dos it again any ideas

Submitted: 07/07/2016 23:10:19 | ID: 133334

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george, West Sussex

LDV Convoy

Hi I have a 2.4 2003 ldv convoy some time when I start it will cut out and then it will start straight back up then it will make a rattaling sound when i drive it for about 2 miles it will stop what could it be ive been told it could be a timing chain.

Submitted: 24/06/2016 22:16:27 | ID: 132971

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aidan, Somerset

LDV Convoy

Hopefully someone can help me I have a ldv 400 convoy bananna engine and it will drive for about 5 minutes and then it will release white smoke from the exhaust then engine light comes on and goes in limp mode until I turn it off and back on I have removed the egr filter cleaned it all out and it still happens any ideas will be great thank you

Submitted: 23/06/2016 14:09:31 | ID: 132917

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Andrew Perrier, Kent

LDV Convoy

LDV Convoy Hi All Please help . I have an x 17 seater convoy ambulance with a ford banana engine and an auto box which i have just converted into a camper .Its a 2000 plate with 15k miles on it only we came back from a trip no issues . it has never missed a beat always started on the button. We pulled up in the drive fine , anyway i went to start it the other day 2 days after parking up, and nothing lots of clicks from relays but engine will not turn over. I have checked the following battery fine even tried another battery and jumping it no difference. Immobilizer is looking ok in as much as its flashing correctly lights for about 5 seconds when ignition turned then goes out. Would the immobilizer stop the engine turning over? especially if starter solenoid is getting power and can be heard and felt clicking when in situ. Engine turns by hand no problem , not siezed. Solenoid on starter is getting power on exciter cable when ignition is switched and you can here solenoid switching. I have taken starter motor out, it is the original ford and tested off a battery runs fine, i have even tried jamming it with wood to replicate a load and couldn't stop it turning. I have being an Auto that it is in neutral it is and if its in gear starter motor solenoid doesn't switch. Checked fuses, checked all battery connections for tightness , cleaned and greased and all earth straps etc to chassis and gearbox. Please help any ideas welcome im at a loss ????? Many thanks in advance Andy

Submitted: 17/06/2016 19:27:26 | ID: 132758

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andrew perrier, Kent

LDV Convoy

Hi All Please help . I have an x 17 seater convoy ambulance with a ford banana engine and an auto box which i have just converted into a camper .Its a 2000 plate with 15k miles on it only we came back from a trip no issues . it has never missed a beat always started on the button. We pulled up in the drive fine , anyway i went to start it the other day 2 days after parking up, and nothing lots of clicks from relays but engine will not turn over. I have checked the following battery fine even tried another battery and jumping it no difference. Immobilizer is looking ok in as much as its flashing correctly lights for about 5 seconds when ignition turned then goes out. Would the immobilizer stop the engine turning over? especially if starter solenoid is getting power and can be heard and felt clicking when in situ. Engine turns by hand no problem , not siezed. Solenoid on starter is getting power on exciter cable when ignition is switched and you can here solenoid switching. I have taken starter motor out, it is the original ford and tested off a battery runs fine, i have even tried jamming it with wood to replicate a load and couldn't stop it turning. I have being an Auto that it is in neutral it is and if its in gear starter motor solenoid doesn't switch. Checked fuses, checked all battery connections for tightness , cleaned and greased and all earth straps etc to chassis and gearbox. Please help any ideas welcome im at a loss ????? Many thanks in advance Andy

Submitted: 17/06/2016 19:21:54 | ID: 132757

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Christopher Rynn, Angus

LDV Convoy

Hi guys, My 2001 2.5td convoy leaked and ruined the ecu. Mechanic had it replaced. Now stuck under 2.5K RPM and will only do 50mph downhill at full speed! Is this "limp home mode"? If so, how do I fix it? No socket for obd2 reader in this model, apparently. The only thing I can see is a hard drive thing to the right of the accelerator pedal, which I'm assuming is the" new" ecu.

Submitted: 31/05/2016 18:29:08 | ID: 132191

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mustafa, Dorset

LDV Convoy

hi i wosht the convoy with hig presha incide and i have lost the power to start have egnishen bate do not start flat have a orange cular in show like a petrol pamp with flading is eny svich need to start pleas

Submitted: 14/05/2016 09:45:59 | ID: 131500

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Jon, Cardiff

LDV Convoy

I have a 2002 Convoy minibus, low top, with a big roof rack on top. former scout bus. I need to fit a new windscreen. I have found one locally from a 1999 Convoy and was wondering if it will fit. Can anybody help please. Many thanks, jon

Submitted: 12/05/2016 23:28:10 | ID: 131465

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Andy, Fife

LDV Convoy

Hi there, I've been having problems with my ldv convoy,, starting problems, its a '96 model with a 2.5 peugeot diesel in it,, i used it all day then that night went to start it & it just went 'click',, starter motor gone methinks so a new 1 was duly fitted which made not a jot of difference so on the off chance i'd been sold a gammy 1 i bench tested it,,, fine,, so was my old 1 though the main connecting pin was loose so i kept the new 1. I asked a lad about it & he suggested bridging the big pin & small pin ,, the van started fine & has continued to do so up until last night when it decided to misbehave exactly the same way again. Would i be correct in thinking starter relay might be iffy & if so where can i find it on van ??

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Starter relay is located - left hand side below fascia - remove lower fascia panel for access.. 5 relays - starter relay has blue connector - usually plays up when damp. Hope this helps. Clive from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 11/05/2016 22:50:09 | ID: 131430

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andrew, Bridgend

LDV Convoy

Hy I've got an ldv tipper 2.5td y was driving back from work and she just cut out them oil light came on is the engine seized can anyone help

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Andrew, impossible to tell if it's siezed by the info.. when engine cuts out or is stopped, the oil pump stops and oil pressure drops.. so the oil light WILL come on.. what does it do when you crank it.. does the engine turn over ok? If it does, it's not siezed. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 28/04/2016 20:01:53 | ID: 130938

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Geraldine McCormick, Antrim

LDV Convoy

Need to adjust headlight but cant see where to locate switch.

Submitted: 26/04/2016 12:03:37 | ID: 130833

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John, Staffordshire

LDV Convoy

I have a LDV Convoy double cab tipper with 2.5di (epic).I came to start it and the ignition lights come on,but will not turn over.The immobiliser is stopping it,I just wondering if immobiliser can be bypassed or if I can get it back to normal,I only have 1 black key with the vehicle.Please can some one help me .Thanks John,

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I had same problem, but was due to wet ecu, not immobiliser. Now ecu replaced, will start and run, but not over 2.5K RPM or 50mph. I think this is "limp home mode". Wondering what to do next! Christopher Rynn from Angus

Submitted: 13/04/2016 10:34:31 | ID: 130330

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Cathy Cadden, Northamptonshire

LDV Convoy

What bulb is correct for Number plate lights please

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Cathy, your vehicle could be fitted with a number of bulbs.. 501 capless (push in), 239 festoon (tube like) or 207 bayonet fittings are the most common.. all usually around 5 watt. Take one out to have a look and compare R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/03/2016 02:09:15 | ID: 129109

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Steve, Bristol

LDV Convoy

Looking to remove the dashboard, actually the sides over the passenger foot well. I have hear it's simple but I have a horrible history of destroying plastic by forcing it!

Submitted: 22/02/2016 08:11:34 | ID: 127989

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tara cooper, Hampshire

LDV Convoy

Will a 2008 aletrnator fit my 1997 LDV Tipper?

Submitted: 11/02/2016 09:59:08 | ID: 127430

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Ruth, Worcestershire

LDV Convoy

Hi Guys, I have a convoy 400 53 plate van. I replaced the battery last September as notorious for not starting in frost. It has been starting fine in the frost. I got to work and it stood in cold all day. It started second time at home time and I traveled about 3 miles in the last mile the fuel light stated to flicker, popped into the shop and it wouldn't start again. it drained the battery trying to get it started again so I jumped it to no avail. I put more fuel in wouldn't start. Booster pack jumped it and it still wouldn't start. Does this sound like a fuel issue (airlock maybe) or just electrical? It turns fine when jumping just not catching?????? Love and thanks :)

Submitted: 22/01/2016 12:40:04 | ID: 126528

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D morris, West Glamorgan

LDV Convoy

Hello, My 1999 ldv convoy (only 20000 miles) van runs fine. No some, seems to be full power, strong on hills, gearbox fine, clutch fine, electrics fine, everything works but... ...when I drive about five miles the engine light comes on yet everything runs fine. It does this all of the time and only after driving around five miles. I have drove the van with the engine light on 100 miles and still the van runs fine. It,s been doing g this for about six months. I did fit a new car stereo a while back I'm not sure whether this may have something to do with this, I checked battery it's getting over 13v so I don 't think it's that. I also had the timing belt changed professionally a year ago, no problems there, the van runs fine, strong as an ox. It's a ford engine not banana. Anyone know why this engine light is doing this.

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Just had same problem after fitting new timing belt light came on after 3 miles first one i've done with a managent light light done loads with out rechecked injection pump was 1/2 a tooth out i've been in the motor trade for over 40 years and this is new one on me Dave Tucket from Wiltshire

Submitted: 22/01/2016 10:27:53 | ID: 126523

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Roger, Suffolk

LDV Convoy

Can anyone help me to locate the glow plug relay on my 2004 Convoy 400 2.5TDi? I assume that it's in the engine compartment somewhere but it's not on the passenger-side bulkhead above the battery, which where I was expecting to find it. The wire from the glow plugs disappears into the wiring loom but I cannot see where it exits. Thanks.

Submitted: 17/01/2016 19:24:18 | ID: 126309

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tony murphy, Bedfordshire

LDV Convoy

Need to replace a front wheel, where are the safe jacking points & is the spare easy to remove

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Don't forget they undo the opposite way on both sides - always towards the back of van both sides - tighten towards the van - you will need a breaker bar and a deep socket , as they are self tighting nuts - but should be able to do it easy enough put jack in just at back of wheel , you should be able to see jack points. ldv_files files from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/01/2016 14:58:08 | ID: 125860

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neal paley, Lancashire

LDV Convoy

getting lots off grey black smoke and no power, any ideas

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Neal, could be a few things.. head gasket, warped head, EGR valve stuck, turbo seals gone, but could also b failed sensors on camshaft, crankshaft, injector timing, fuel rail pressure sensor, blocked air filter, blocked fuel filter... er.. get it looked at by mechanic, fella, could be something totally simple and easy fix. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/01/2016 19:54:13 | ID: 125768

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mike, West Midlands

LDV Convoy

I've had my convoy 400 for a few years now and no problems but I've lifted the tipper up but it won't go back down.ive checked fuses and battery etc and all seems to be ok any ideas anyone

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hydraulic fluid , checked pipes for leaks ? ldv_files files from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/01/2016 13:53:19 | ID: 125423

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robin horton, Nottinghamshire

LDV Convoy

ldv convoy x reg luton van 2.4 d.. ran out of fuel, topped her up, bled her, started then cut off.... battery is new but the more I turn her over the weeker she gets.. any ideas.. its the banana engine.

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Robin, you say you bled her.. but sounds like you have an airlock there somwehere R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/12/2015 20:03:37 | ID: 125370

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colin davies, Rhondda Cynon Taf

LDV Convoy

Hi I have an 04 16/17 seat high roof convoy minibus, there are two faults 1 the fuse for the rear fog lights keeps blowing. 2 the interior roof lights in the back do not come on when switch pressed in, the cab lighs work, as do all the other lights. Is the module on passengers side ie foglamp ecu, a relay ? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi regarding above faults, they are now rectified I traced the loom going to rear of vehicle that runs along roof channel front to back, in roof section, I went in to the loom at 12" intervals followed wires to rear via diagram colour code found break in live wire to internal lights repaired break. Did same with fog lamp wiring, repaired. Re insulated loom. All working!! colin davies from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 14/12/2015 12:47:25 | ID: 124674

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Adrian Drummond, Herefordshire

LDV Convoy

Hope you can help. I bought an LDV Convoy a few months ago and last week attempted my own oil and filter change. Everything was fine but I could not unscrew the oil filter. I tried with a heavy-duty adjustable spanner but that did not work. I had seen in the LDV Service Manual that there was a special wrench tool for such a job. However, these are no longer available. I was advised that another tool designed for Ford Transit vans with the same Duratorq engine would also work. I bought what I was told would fit but it didn't. I now no longer know what to do. Please an you advise or tell me how a garage or mecahnic would remove it?

Submitted: 09/12/2015 08:22:51 | ID: 124511

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steve, Devon

LDV Convoy

hello.i have a 2003 2.4diesel convoy .came to start the van,on turning key got only battery and oil light on dash.engine will not crank over unless i overide starter relay but will not fire up.had ecu checked and ok.

Submitted: 06/12/2015 13:29:04 | ID: 124407

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robert gray, Yorkshire

LDV Convoy

hi got an ldv convoy ex postoffice van reg bx54nnl run grate parked it up for 4 days when out wouldent start immobiliser flashes fast turns over ... try esay start still no look tried all connections but the fip i carnt get to the top ov it anyone help? what can it be// thanks robert

Submitted: 28/11/2015 21:31:10 | ID: 124122

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Aidan, North Somerset

LDV Convoy

Can anyone please answer my question I have a ldv convoy 400 2.4 ford engine it won't start on really cold mornings but it starts first time when there's no frost I had the aa out they said it's the glow plugs I took it to my usual garage and he said he needs a day to check it as he thinks it's a electric fault!! thanks in advance for any replies

Submitted: 25/11/2015 16:17:48 | ID: 123982

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phil, Cumbria

LDV Convoy

I have a 1999 ldv convoy minibus it runs ok on the flat but going uphill is a nightmare down to 10 mph and in first then ok when on the flat any ideas it has the banana engine im told

Submitted: 19/11/2015 10:18:21 | ID: 123689

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Bill C, Cumbria

LDV Convoy

REvving the engine in neutral gear thick black soot blows out the exhaust. This doesnt seem to happen when driving normally with it. Only if I rev it. It does happen if I drop to 2nd gear and accelerate hard. What would cause this and how is it fixed please

Submitted: 19/10/2015 16:39:23 | ID: 122481

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Davey Sadler, Kent

LDV Convoy

Ive just brought a converted 2005 ldv convoy 400 12 seater mini bus. On the way home on the M25 the engine lost power, and on trying to turn over it just clicked. No chocking or sruggling just a clicking. The electrics all worked but the engine just start or make any noise. After getting towed and left on the sos layby i waited for the AA for 2 hours to come rescue me and I tried again and the engind started no problem. When the AA got there theu saw no fault and sent me on my way. I drove home very slowly 40-50 for 86 miles and no problems. I then drove to my town and back which is only 8 miles in total and as i pulled up at home again the engine cut of! No reason, no clugging or any noise to make it sound like it was sruggling, just cut out. It didn't start at all. Then an hour later it starts fine again. The aa again came out today and found no fault again as it was working. What is causing my engine to just cut of? The earth seems firm and i cant see a problem with the immobiliser wire, but no absolutely nothing about cars or vans. Any. Ideas?

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Under the bonnet in front of battery above head light is a big wire block connector with a 10mm bolt going through it , check connection , this always plays up , sent me mad barn from Kerry

I have had a similar problem and the in line diesel filter was in need of changing it is only about £5 and changing it was no problem but priming it was time consuming as the primer does not work that well. I am an old hand at this sort of thing and I disconnected the fuel line to the distribution pump and connected a long see through pipe and sucked it until I could see it re connected the pipe to the to the filter and finished it off with the primer pump. it all worked fine. Nigel Mason from Surrey

I have had a similar problem and the in line diesel filter was in need of changing it is only about £5 and changing it was no problem but priming it was time consuming as the primer does not work that well. I am an old hand at this sort of thing and I disconnected the fuel line to the distribution pump and connected a long see through pipe and sucked it until I could see it re connected the pipe to the to the filter and finished it off with the primer pump. it all worked fine. Nigel Mason from Surrey

Submitted: 09/10/2015 13:48:16 | ID: 122107

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grant, Merseyside

LDV Convoy

The battery light has come on and my power steering and brakes have gone x

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I have the same problem with my 2 ltr ford convoy . I drove through surface water on the road which i couldnt avoid the power strerring failed battery light came on in the dash and brakes firmed up . On other types of vechile dodges with same symptomes they say its a water problem causing the power sterring pump drive to slip.I am not a mech but sounds resonable to me. But how do i dry it off? tim from Warwickshire

I have the same problem with my 2 ltr ford convoy . I drove through surface water on the road which i couldnt avoid the power strerring failed battery light came on in the dash and brakes firmed up . On other types of vechile dodges with same symptomes they say its a water problem causing the power sterring pump drive to slip.I am not a mech but sounds resonable to me. But how do i dry it off? tim from Warwickshire

Submitted: 05/09/2015 22:39:27 | ID: 120831

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Nicola Mulligan, Devon

LDV Convoy

Hi, I have an 02 LDV 400 convoy that was previously used by a care home. It had a rear lift for wheel chairs which was removed before I bought it. I'm converting the bus into a camper. There is still a second battery under the bonnet on the drivers side. Can I connect this up to a solar panel and use it as a leisure battery?

Submitted: 18/08/2015 19:03:50 | ID: 119996

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Rebecca king , South Yorkshire

LDV Convoy

Hi can someone please help. My ldv needs oil and I am unable to remove the oil cap on the engine, is there something I'm missing? I've tried turning both ways, pushing down, pulling up, you name it I've tried it. Many thanks

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No, there's nothing you're missing - it just pushes in & pulls out. What's happened is that the rubber seal has dried out & stuck. Squirt WD40 into the gap between the metal tube & the plastic cap then _firmly_ wiggle it in all directions. Be aware that it may come out suddenly. If this doesn't work you can pop the rubber cover off the end then carefully & slowly pour oil through the mesh filter, but you'll tire of this quickly. The next thing is to get another rocker box & cap. One from a scrap yard is fine if you wipe it clean & fit a new gasket. Good luck with the WD40 :-) Anni from Bath and North East Somerset

No, there's nothing you're missing - it just pushes in & pulls out. What's happened is that the rubber seal has dried out & stuck. Squirt WD40 into the gap between the metal tube & the plastic cap then _firmly_ wiggle it in all directions. Be aware that it may come out suddenly. If this doesn't work you can pop the rubber cover off the end then carefully & slowly pour oil through the mesh filter, but you'll tire of this quickly. The next thing is to get another rocker box & cap. One from a scrap yard is fine if you wipe it clean & fit a new gasket. Good luck with the WD40 :-) Anni from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 16/08/2015 15:38:27 | ID: 119875

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Julian, Pembrokeshire

LDV Convoy

Hi, My expansion tank on the cooling system has sprung a leak - again! Is this an inherent weakness? (it is a only a few years since last replaced); Is it a symptom of another problem?; Is there a more robust replacement I could use rather than the genuine part? Your comments / advice would be gratefully received.

Submitted: 14/08/2015 10:44:34 | ID: 119751

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Ian Fraser, Aberdeenshire

LDV Convoy

hi sorry i fogot to mention in my previous post its a ldv convoy 400 luton with a 2.4 td ford transint engine

Submitted: 09/08/2015 23:20:55 | ID: 119544

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Ian Fraser, Aberdeenshire

LDV Convoy

hi i recently changed the fuel filter on my van and now it wont start have pumped fuel through and still wont start i was told it was a bad earth somewhere so i got autp elictrican to sort it which he did and he told me to get a heavy duty battery as the 1 i was using was no use so i did and changed them over and it still wont start even with a jump start or tow it will start and run for a minute when i use easy start i put the van into my mates work kwik fit and they say its an elictrical fault can you please help many thanks ian

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Please tell us the engine type, if you dont know, what year / reg? at the front right of the engine bay is there a large multi pin electrical connector? will the engine turn over? when you replaced the fuel filter did you fill it with fuel before you fitted it? TJ from Devon

have you took the air out after you replaced your fuel filter? pumping is not enough, there is a little black screw on the side on top of the filter, you need to turn that and pump until all the air comes out and you see a good stream of fuel coming out, like the old school radiators if you know what i mean,,,you might need to do a few times as there might be a few bubbles on the system,,,, hope this helps Rog from Blackpool

have you took the air out after you replaced your fuel filter? pumping is not enough, there is a little black screw on the side on top of the filter, you need to turn that and pump until all the air comes out and you see a good stream of fuel coming out, like the old school radiators if you know what i mean,,,you might need to do a few times as there might be a few bubbles on the system,,,, hope this helps Rog from Blackpool

Submitted: 09/08/2015 21:27:12 | ID: 119542

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Mark, Essex

LDV Convoy

I have a 3.5t, ldv convoy tipper, 2005 with transit engine. It keeps blowing fuse c9 for the pcm. All wiring been checked. Can sometimes only go 100 yards and it cuts out? Anyone had a similar problem, or know what t o check please?.

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check on pasanger side under bulk head for loose wipermotor it can short out ecu wireing paul from Kent

Submitted: 14/07/2015 11:29:05 | ID: 118441

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ellen horan, Ireland

LDV Convoy

I need to find the location of the Chassis vin number on the frame of the LDV van as the road test company will no longer accept the panel with this information. can you help please. thank you.

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It's under the plastic guard by driver`s step. I myself have searched for the answer and they found here in the forum. But not my VIN number, have LHD K-D from Germany

It's under the plastic guard by driver`s step. I myself have searched for the answer and they found here in the forum. But not my VIN number, have LHD K-D from Germany

look in your log book it.s in there davy from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/07/2015 12:13:40 | ID: 118151

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John Dyson, Derbyshire

LDV Convoy

Have tested glow plugs and relay which seem to be ok, but still cannot get power to glow plugs, any suggestions?

Submitted: 03/07/2015 08:58:27 | ID: 117980

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