still repairing the
Join Date: Apr 2016
156 jtd ASR ESP ABS and VDC problem
as I posted on my previous topics, I bought a used 2002 Alfa romeo 156 1.9 jtd in a very bad condition, I have spent on it so far at least 1000$ from steering rack and C.V joints to door handles ...
anyways I am pretty done with serious repairs now I'm left with electrical problems. the infocenter(when the display is still not fading -_-) has been showing "VDC system failure", "possible Ice on road", "ABS system failure". I also have the ABS light on, I've checked under the car and I found that the ABS cables next to both front brake discs are cut, I wonder if the previous owner cut them due to a faulty ABS unit.
Recently, I have repaired my "ASR OFF" button, but I really don't notice any difference, I don't know if it's on or off as the little LED above the button doesn't light up, and the ASR light on my dash doesn't come on when I try to spin the tyres.
I am thinking that the ABS, VDC, ESP and ASR are all controlled by one unit, which can be seen o the right of the engine bay and it has ESP written on it, I have no experience at all with alfa's and I don't want to take it to any mechanic as these cars are extremely rare here. I would appreciate any information given by you guys !