Just got my 5th Alfa
and its a 146 TI
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
156 2.5 V6 not starting please help
Hi all, Im a GTV owner and i just bought a 156 2.5 V6 last weekend on ebay as I have a baby on the way and need 4 doors now. I drove it back from Gloucestershire to Leicester without a problem but the guy didnt use the remote key fob as the battery was dead, he just used the key to unlock the door etc. So i bought a new battery for the key fob and when i put it in the red light was on constantly. At first i thought the button was stuck on but after pressing it the light went out and it worked as normal. I tried it on the car and it unlocked and locked it and armed and disarmed the alarm also. I noticed when it unlocked and disarmed the sounder would beep 10 times. Then i tried starting the car and the engine was turning over but not firing.
The guy i bought it from told me there is a fuel cut off quirk with the 156 and explained i needed to press the button on the black box under the passenger seat, i tried doing so but no change. I took the negative lead off the battery for 15 minutes and tried again after but still nothing. Im wondering if the immobiliser is the problem, i took the cover off the steering column and found the antenna wires but im guessing i need to trace that to the other end to check its connection? I also have an ELM327 cable and a VAGKKL fiatecuscan cable. I tried the multiecuscan but it only runs simulation on my car. Is there anything else i can try before i think about buying the full version of it?
Please any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks all in advance.
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Last edited by Simpleton5150; 07-01-14 at 18:06.