While away for work last week, my 156 cut out at low speed, and refused to restart. Only got i going on a push start, and drove the 2hrs drive home, no problem, just the engine warning light on. Got up the follwoing morning and the warning light had gone off, so I put it down to dirty petrol.
Yesterday, went on a short trip down the town. Stop the car, done my bit of business, and returned, only to find that the problem had returned.
Got it to the local Auto Electrician, as I thought it may have been a Immobilser problem. He had a Bosch Eprom Interigator, and was able to diagonise it as a failed Crankshaft sensor.
Lucky enough, the local dealer had one on the shelf, for €43.91, not bad.
Got the car home and started to strip down the cambet covers, wrongly assuming that the sensor would be on the crankshaft pulley. WRONG, finally found it hidding under the starter motor
What a bugger to get access to it, and remove. Why does Alfa go out of its way to make things as inaccessible as possible. My next job is the front anti roll bar