This car has performed perfectly for ten years. Replaced timing belt @ 50,000. All else maintained as required. This problem cropped up after a weekend in the driveway in 20 degree weather and snow.
USA '94 164LS, 60,000 miles
. One week of 20 degree F weather freezes up battery. Did the 'alarm thing', had local service charge battery. Finally enough voltage to push fuel pump and injectors into action - lots of gas but no spark on at least one side of engine. Coils ok.
mechanic says its the crankshaft transducer - I find one (he can't you see) and he puts it in and says 'Nope' must be the brain
. Sez he can't prove it - no one can test it for lack of a test-harness.
This elegant car has been rusting away for 2 mo.s, and I'm beginning to develop a real bad feeling for my mechanic.
I located a computer for the car, but I'm afraid to buy it because the mechanic can't give me *any* confidence that he has trouble-shot the problem. He continues to say that the $1000.00 brain may not fix the problem.
Whaddya think? All advice given will be deeply appreciated! Especially if you know a qualified 164 mechanic in the Charlotte, NC area. Either here, or write firstname.lastname@example.org
loggersc <--- missing my Alfa