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Right, I had my engine running whilst trying to fix my non working rad fan when i accidently made a connection between the earth going to the rlay and the fan earth (i think) my engine imediatly cut out. Now when i went to start it again she wud only turn over and not start. I have no code light or injector light. Have i just spiked my ECU and therefore killed my alfa, or is there a earth i am missing somewere??

if my alfa is dead who would be interested in buying my liver????

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I doubt you have cooked the ECU, the relay however could be finished if it is in line before the ECU.
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Might have blown a fuse somewhere also - so worth a check
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Originally Posted by bourneyo View Post
if my alfa is dead who would be interested in buying my liver????
I'm OK for liver at the moment, how about a kidney?!

I wouldn't worry just yet, the guys above have given good advice, check both. Fuses etc are made to do exactly this - blow to save an expensive part.
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if youve killed your ecu im breaking a gtv atm and can give you a perfectly working one for 15 from a 2 litre, but to be honest im with the above on the fact i doubt it would be the ecu thats died........
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A common cause of a blown ecu stems from trying to get fans working, like everyone says it is worth checking the fuses but we have had a good few cases where people have been trying to diagnose or repair a problem with the fan and have blown the ecu. sometimes the engine will still start but wont rev properly, the ecu will usually show codes related to the throttle potentiometer, or throttle body. other times we have had it when the car simply wont start.
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