AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: United Kingdom
New battery required for 147?
Guys, had a couple of problems over the last few weeks with the dreaded Motor Control System Failure warning light coming on and then sometimes the car not starting on my wifes 147 2.0l. My local specialist ran a diag on it during the week and it returned only 1 fault being the crankshaft sensor so that's being changed next week.
Today however, all funny things have started to happen. The car done it's usual trick of not starting then about 5 mins later started and ran with the warning light on. Later on though the power steering went heavy then the traction light came on, the abs light came on, the mileometer started flashing and I got a low battery warning. Does this sound like just the battery from everyones experience(this may be a silly question I know!)? I'm going to head out tomorrow and get a discharge test done anyway but any feedback would be welcome if I've missed something glaringly obvious. Just seems mad to get all these faults for just a dodgy battery. I seldom drive the car but my wife says that the mileometer has been flashing a few times over the last couple of months.