Both VDC & Motor Contol System failure...help??
I have got a 147 2litre selespeed and I have got major problems.
Firstly I was driving along at around 40mph when the VDC warning light came on and the car seemed to lose power. I managed to get it into a local garage that I know and they did a full diagnostic test but nothing shown up. They suggested keeping the vehicle for another day and see if they could get to the bottom of it. The next day they called me to say that I needed new plugs and that probably was causing the problem. I collected the car and it drove like a dream for several weeks until now.
The motor control system failure light is on most of the time and there is a lack of power which I can only describe as if the car is choking. When the warning light is not on the car is still choking and when I put my foot down to gain more power the light comes back on.
I don't know what to do apart from take it in to my local Alfa Dealer but it will cost me a fortune and can't afford that.
My battery does need replacing, could that solve the problem?