Ok, I am going to have to start my first thread as I am lost and confused.
Had my Alfa for nearly two years now and she has been a dream. Had the airbag light come on once and all sorted within a few minutes. Other than that just enjoy her reliability....
Motorway driving or Freeway driving here in Oz, and suddenly, yep, Handbrake, ABS lights ON, Speedo, OFF.
Rather disconcerting going 100 kms an hour in Melbourne Rush Hour traffic which is comparable to early morning India I would say, except that most everyone else is drunk. (No disrespect, I jest, but Melburnians cannot drive. Who taught these guys is beyond me, I'm not sure there are even any tests.)
Anyway, have tried all I can as a non mechanically minded enthusiast. So, basically pulled out some fuses, looked at them, put them back. Did the same for the relays. Closed the hood and hoped for the best.
Funnily enough, my problems were not solved.
So to the mechanics today.
As always the first 10 minutes of my drive I am constantly looking down to see if the lights are going to stay OFF this time as for whatever reason when I first get in the car they act as if everything is fine as if to mock me.
They turned on halfway to my guy though. Oh well.
Received a call this afternoon and my mechanic is stumped other than to say the ABS module is indeed gone, dead, no more speaky, flatlined.
Apparently his diagnostic equipment can connect to everything else but the ABS simply will not communicate at all. Cannot connect to it, will not give out any error codes, she is asleep and she will not wake up.
Does this sound right? Why does she play with me for ten minutes of every drive?
Is this likely just the ABS or the ECU also? To me I don't feel the ABS braking system has failed at all, it feels absolutely fine. But shouldn't we be able to get something, errors, communica, anything at all, to give us a hint or is the lack of anything coming from the ABS unit the only hint needed?
What do you guys think because all I have read on here is get the error code checked but unfortunately I cannot even acquire those from me lady?
Thanks in advance for any confirmation or suggestion or simple condolences.