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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
156 JTS Circuit Malfunction.
Hey all, I bought my 2004 156 2.0JTS in January and was pretty pleased with my purchase up until the start of last month..
A couple of weeks after replacing the water pump and belts, the car gave me MCSF and after driving for 30 minutes the car would display VDCSF and stall at speed, locking the power steering which was unreal.
Using the great info that is posted on this site I changed the battery, this made no difference. I booked it into a Alfa specialist (CP Garage, Dundee) and gave them all the info and left it in their trusty hands. They done live diagnostic tests, replaced the Crank sensor and a few Lambda sensors, checked the wiring and noticed that there is a uneven voltage from the ECU itself from one side.. They suggested that the next stage would be to replace the ECU.
I got the car back, it's in my garage still displaying MCSF (error code P1607) but it's driving 100% fine and isn't cutting out anymore. Although it's got another bloody leak.. I was and still am planning on selling the car once fixed as my partner has lost all confidence driving it after it cut out dead whilst we were at speed.
Before I buy a ECU pack, I am planning on changing the coil pack, and checking the earth from the ECU itself. Any ideas on what else to check before I take the plunge in replacing the ECU?