147 just died on the motorway.. immobiliser?
Hi everyone, so was just driving my parents off to gatwick airport, off on their holiday. Slight traffic jam up ahead, so pulled up to stop and I suddenly noticed the power steering was gone when I'd come to a stop. I'd thought the car had just sputtered and died or something so tried to start it, and... nothing. The battery was fine and it was trying to start, but it was like it had run out of fuel, just wouldnt fire. I'm pretty sure I saw it say something about immobiliser on the display, but it only flashed once and I was rather panicking at the time lol being in the middle lane of a motorway stranded.
Anyway, have noticed the mechanical noise under the dash that happens when you first turn the key (im assuming this is the immobiliser?) doesn't stop after about 15 seconds like usual, and seems to judder and continue.
After £300 getting it home and off the motorway, (breakdown cover ran out the other week), it now tries to fire, but then quickly dies. Also sounds like the exhaust is off too.. dunno what thats about. Batterys dead now too after trying to start the damn thing, so gonna charge it.
Just wanna know if anyone had anything like this before, does it sound like the immobiliser buggered, and any way to fix it myself? Or is this going to be an expensive garage job..
Great start to the year.