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bought a santa fe 2litre turbo diesel in april, absolutely fantastic motor.
i am in scotish highlands, in the uk there are no manuals available to
assist a diy mechanic. the temperature has just dropped to near freezing
in the last week, my car is struggling to start and i wondered if some
glow plugs would help, unfortunately i can not see where they are in the
engine, i wondered if any one could post a picture of the engine bay with
the glow plugs highlighted. not sure how the forum works as i am a bit of a
computer dimwit. :confused: D
 

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What year is the car?
If it is a 2 liter diesel they almost certainly be at the backside of the engine.
You need to take of the protective cover of the engine to see.
In cold winter periods bad glow plugs are certainly a possible cause of difficult startup.
Does the glowplugs instrument light stay on? You might also try using double glow times by not letting the engine cranck the first time but switch off and then on again. Also you could check your battery voltage at startup with a voltage meter to see if it drops a lot under 12 volts at startup.
Then you might need a new battery. Running engine charging voltage should be some 14 volts.
Good luck,
Paul
 
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