Hi, I have been having a starting problem for the last couple of weeks.
It only does it in the morning or when i finish work and the car hasn't been used for about 8-9 hours.
When i turn the key i can hear click click click for 2-3 seconds and the lights dim and suddenly the car comes to life. The strange thing is that all the setting on the dashboard are resetted to default and the message "0 miles to service comes on". Also the air conditioning comes on even though when I left the car I switched it off. I suppose it reset itself to default. The funny thingh is that radio doesn't ask for a code and still remembers what radio station i was listening to!
I changed crank sensor last month because i had problem to warm start the car. Now I have problem in cold starting it :-(
Could it be that I ruined the battery when I had the crank sensor problem? Sometimes I used to turn the key for a cople of minutes before the car would start.
The problem sounds like it is a starting motor issue, but why the electric setting resetting like the car wasn't getting any power. The car has 40k mile, isn't quite early for a starting motor problem?
Today i tried to thight all the connection to the battery, but i still have a problem.
The car is an Alfa 147