Driving in an Alfa
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: South proper Southampton
My problem is probably a bit different but anyway....
I had all the warnings pop up as seems to happen now and again, ASR, VDC, Hill holder not available and get engine checked, this usually means a quick reboot with my Spider, disconnect battery for 20 mins, reconnect and alls fine but this time it wouldnt reset.
I tried several times then remembered I had been given a MaxiScan reader, I plugged it in and had the following show up, Throttle/pedal, position sensor, switch B circuit.
I contacted Laurence at Autolusso as I had it serviced about a month ago and the day before the same thing happened, he said the same fault code was there at the service but he cleared the codes and the fault went away.
He said it was probably either the potentiometer or the throttle body (I think thats what he said) but to try a reboot and see if it clears.
Last night I plugged the OBD 2 reader in and cleared the fault code and hey presto all's back to normal.
OK so theres a fault there somewhere that will come back at me later but for now all is ok and I'll keep my eye on it.
Alfas have their little idiosyncrasies and mine seems to centre around the electrical system, strangely enough this is the only car Ive had where I just let it go and think "ah well shes off on a strop again"
I know you'll all think Im mental but I think mine is a bit like 'Christine' from the film, if I dont clean her for more than two weeks she kicks off, I gave her the full works of wash, quick detail, tyre shine, interior going over, plugged in the OBD reader for a reset and once again all is well.
Driving in an Alfa wonderland