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2.5 v6 1999 died now no code light

I hope some one might be able to help.

I was driving along dropped a cog to over take and everything dies on me.

Car turns over fine but won't fire. I've also noticed that the code light now no longer comes on when you turn ignition so I'm wondering if its possible I've blown the ecu.

Have check fuse box in car and 3 rows above have also check the giant fuses in the engine bay they all seem ok.

Does anyone have an idea of what it might be as other wise car is going for scrap which seems a shame considering it has a q2 diff fitted by auto lusso and full adjustable koni suspension.



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Even if you had blown the ecu the code light would come on(but wouldn't go off)
Check all the relays for bad contact.
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+1 on the relays!
The other thing it could be is what mine suffered from a couple of years ago...
Driving along the A2, then suddenly nothing (other than ignition lights!)
Engine would turn over, but not fire up.
I found that a brown fuse (7.5A I think) had blown - it's one of 3 or 4 fuses mounted above the main bank of fuses by the drivers right knee... easy to miss, you have to get your head down in front of the drivers seat and look up into the fuse compartment to see them.
Long story short, it turned out to be the key code / immobiliser module that failed (small black box with a green sticker on, mounted under the dash, near the steering column).
My car ended up having to go to the local Fiat garage where a new module was ordered, installed and programmed.
Total cost, IIRC, was about 230.

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Cheers guys for your help, had spent the afternoon looing over the car.

Wiring is a little ropey, but seems to be ok, relays were removed and replaced with spares and by swapping them all over, including the ones on the back of the fues box. All fuses were checked including the 8 in the endinge bay, the ones in the glove box, the main fuse box and the rows abve the fuse box as above,

The conclusion ive come up with is its not worth spending any more time on the car, as MOT expires in August, and the car is as rotten as a pear.

So sadly TAx was sent back today, and its going to be broken.


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