Alfa 159 ti Wont Start
Im hoping i can call on the collective knowledge of the group and get some ideas on why last night my Alfa 159 all of a sudden would not start.
I have a 2007 ALfa Romeo 159 ti Selespeed which i purchased about 2 years ago. To date it has not given me any significant trouble. Until now!
Last night I got in, key in the ignition and went to start. Nothing. The accessories, lights and dash all lit up as you would normally expect it to on start. The car turned over and initially started though then spluttered and conked out after a couple of seconds of rough idling. I tried again and it would again start, turn over though the engine would not take and start up.
I recently had it serviced and there were a couple if items raised though none that was of any concern. They were the news that the battery tested a little low on cold cranking amps though i do not believe this to be the issue as the accessories and turn over of the engine seems fine. I also attempted to jump start it just in case and still had no luck.
The second issue that i have is that the steering lock sensor/ecu is not working. Im told i need a new ECU and until i get that the steering lock will not work. Not a big one for me when i was told as if its just the steering lock i can put up with it in place of the $1300 i was estimated an ECU replacement to cost.
ANy ideas? Im hoping that it is a loose connection of some sort but not sure where to look! Currently the car is stuck in my driveway. Next step is to get roadside assistance around to have a look and see if they can decipher it.
Many thanks guys to any help you may be able to provide.