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can anyone help. picked my son up from school and he was messing about in the car. now i am getting an ebd abs and asr failure message and the car wont start. turn the key and there is a sort of clicking sound. radio and windows seem to work tho
 
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Battery. If it's more than 2-3 years old
it could already be duff. :(


Try to get it started without jumping it
from another car as this tends to play havoc with the
onboard computer and then it's a trip to the dealer to
get everything reset. (£££)
 

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thanks for your replies. not quite sure how to jump start it without another car as i live on a very busy road. hopefully the guy from the garage will come out and have a look and save me a really expensive trip to my nearest alfa dealer
 
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Jumping it with a breakdown man's jumper pack seem
to be safer.

Or bump start it.
 

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Check the fuse for vdc and abs isnt blown. Its on the plastic thing that connects to the positive on the battery. They do go quite often. And only 1.50 to fix. Check that before you start messing about with your battery.
 

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Check the fuse for vdc and abs isnt blown. Its on the plastic thing that connects to the positive on the battery. They do go quite often. And only 1.50 to fix. Check that before you start messing about with your battery.
Don't think that would stop the car starting though.
 

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Ohh didn't know they existed.
Neither did I until I started working for the Ambulance service.

We got some at work, they are necessary to protect all the electrical equipment, etc, in the motors.

They got a little "Surge Protection" box about 12" from the clamps at one end. :thumbs:

Similar to these, but ours are 35mm sq (750amp)...

http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/Booster-Cables-7mtr-450Amp-25mm-with-12-24V-Electronics-Protection-Sealey-PROJ-12-24;jsessionid=0a010c441f437b712504776b4444be04f15eee500625.e3eTa3aSaxmTe34Pa38Ta38Pb3r0?sc=9&category=161
 

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On topic...

I get the ABS / ASR warning after I've jet washed the car, I presume it's because the water is forced round the ABS sensors.

It goes away after you've driven for a little while though.

Although I doubt that would explain the "Non-Starting".
 

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how is the petrol level?

is the car parked on a slope?

did any one move the front seat, might have caused the fuel cut off to activate, try pressing th button ubder the seat.

immobiliser, is its disabed?

is the engine management light on?
 

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how is the petrol level?

is the car parked on a slope?

did any one move the front seat, might have caused the fuel cut off to activate, try pressing th button ubder the seat.

immobiliser, is its disabed?

is the engine management light on?
Read through the first post again.
The engine isn't turning over at all. So nothing to do with a lack of petrol or the immobiliser.

Sounds exactly like a flat battery.
 

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Clicking noise might suggest a Starter Solenoid.
Hmmmm very true.
Try beating the starter motor to within an inch of its life and see if it starts.
Well maybe not beat the s h i t out of it but a good knock should free it.
Worth a try and its free.:thumbs:
 

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Clicking noise might suggest a Starter Solenoid.
Hmmmm very true.
Try beating the starter motor to within an inch of its life and see if it starts.
Well maybe not beat the s h i t out of it but a good knock should free it.
Worth a try and its free.:thumbs:
That wouldn't cause the "ebd abs and asr failure message".
A flat battery would.
 
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