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I've been having a few problems with my beloved 96 2.0 GTV one of which is the engine management system warning light which has appeared permanently. Took it to my local dealer and was told it needed a knock sensor. 100 quid later I collected it and was told it now needs a phase sensor to cure it. They have given me a quote for this plus the cost of a sending unit (whatever that is) - can anyone tell me what a phase sensor is and what it does and also what a sending unit is? I've taken the car to my local garage who I trust and they have no idea what these are........ think it may be something to do with the translation??? Any help you guys could give would be appreciated
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Could be the cam phase sensor, but whatever sort of phase sensor it will measure the position of a rotating part. As for the sending unit? could be an amplifier for the sensor, but to be honest the description from the garage sounds awfully vague like they don't know what the real problem is.
I would have thought that by attaching an ACR (Advanced code reader) they would be able to pinpoint the problem.
You might want to think about an independant specialist rather than a dealer, the rules have now changed, as long as any repairs are carried out using genuine Alfa parts, your warranty is safe.

If you do go down the specialist route, speak to TNi motorsport (don't worry they do regular cars) who are near to Brands Hatch, so not that far from you.


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Thanks for that Steve, will try the guys near Brands and see if they can make sense of it.

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