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I have a 156 2.0 Tspark selespeed 1999. The other day I finished a 100 mile journey no problems. When I got back into the car 8 hours later I could not start the car. I had tried to start the car for a while without joy. I do not know much about cars.
It sounded as if the starter motor was OK. The battery was fine and had charge.
I called AA and after a while he said to me that there was no charge reaching the coils. Also he said there was a burnt smell coming from the ECU region. He had checked all fuses and couldnt locate the fault. He said it might be the ECU being burnt or the wiring going into the ECU being burnt.
Is this a common problem?
What could have been the cause of this?
Is it easily fixed?
Where can I get a new ECU from? How much?
Could I replace it myself?
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Re: Possible Ecu Fault

when my remote locking failed ALFA gave a random quote for a new ECU at over £1,400...

but dont panic!
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Re: Possible Ecu Fault

Have you checked the fuel cutoff switch under the passenger seat...in fact have you checked there is fuel?

Try disconnecting the MAF.

Check that the belts haven't snapped.

Could be the rpm sensor has failed.
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Re: Possible Ecu Fault

Threre are companies who are able to fix your existing ECU. I'd be wary of second hand ones though as they may be matched to the original ignition key.
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