Motor Control System Failure After Dead Battery
I recently recieved the 'MCSF' error message on a 2003 147 2.0 T-SPARK. The car has been standing for some time and the battery was completely drained, NOTHING came on. Anyway we then did the usual (and apparently wrong) thing and jump-started the car using jumper leads. Immediately after starting I was presented with the error 'Motor Control System Failure' message on the screen. The car starts fine but the accelerator pedal does not respond properly...it just raises the revs ever so slightly and sort of goes up and down between idle and slightly-above-idle.
Tha Alfa dealer said I may have blown the computer by jumpstarting..is this possible? Would the car still start and idle? I also read in this forum that a weak battery could also cause such gremlins... but we tried changing it and still no luck. Another thread suggests resetting the ECU, which would have happened in this case since the battery was non existent for ages. Do you think this could be the problem? Simply allowing the accelerator to calibrate? ( That seems reasonable although the MCSF message still worries me a little! Any input would be awesome! Thanks...
Last edited by hitmeoverhere; 18-09-07 at 07:07.