My beloved Bella has broken down tonight and the mechanic isn't able to rectify it at the roadside, so it's been towed home.
If I give a run down of what's happening, I'm hoping someone can help.
Driving along a country road at around 50mph this evening and the engine just dies on me. No bang, no hisses, no nothing. Just dead.
Luckily I'm on a straight and managed to coast the car off the road and well out of harms way. Thinking what the hell? I try to start it. It turns over and nothing happens. I turn it over again, it splutters into life for a split second then dies again. After this it just won't start at all.
Mechanic comes out, checks everything is ok mechanically and gets out his fault code reader. Won't read for some reason. Key Code light is on on the dashboard... immobiliser fault maybe? Nothing he can do except tow me home. The other light that's on is the red electronic injection system warning light (i think). Oh, and also the airbag light, but that's not a new thing.
Mechanics report simply is: "Suspect electrical fault - timing belt ok, fuses ok, key code symbol showing on dash, diagnostics won't read - uplift"
When I get home I try moving the steering column up and down, and now the key code symbol is gone, but car still won't start....
Consensus seems to be the Crank Sensor... is there anything else it could be that I could check before putting it in for a potentially costly repair?