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Right, hi complete novice here, had the dreaded abs failure and vdc failure.
My local alfa specialist seems to think ABS Control unit with a quote of £250 for it to be reconed.
However looking on ebay i have seen the pumps and ecu's for around £30-£50 but seen loads of different part numbers.
Any help on if this matter or not would be a great help, and or someone cheaper than £250 and a 10 day turn around.
I need my car on the road asap.
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u get that error if one sensor as gone down.......wot leads them to say the control unit as gone

why is ur car of the road? it still stops....just abs wont work.....had similar when i bust mine doing hub bearing
 

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its just ran out of mot and with ABS light on wont pass the mot, Its going on computer in the morning, i just want to locate a part for stand by so i can get it all sorted 2morow hopefully, i dont want to be paying £250 because its going in for a gearbox rebuild at the cost of nearly £700 in a months time. Only a Y reg selespeed but love the bloody car yet dont want to be handing money over all the time!!
 

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i know they fail mot.....i fixed mine the day of mot!!
on some alfas there is a sensor on steering column.......do a search on here for abs vdc failure for more info
you can spend a lot of money chasing stuff by taking wrong advice
any symptoms that occured before the error?

some knowledgeable chaps on here......the more info the easier to get correct help.....one biggy is the error codes......your "alfa specialist" read them for you i assume.......codes can be read wrong ;-) and a full list of codes would be great not just one that they think points to control unit
 

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Firstly, buy an OBD cable 16 pins modified for airbag and ABS, download fiatecuscan
Fiatecuscan.net, and read the error codes, try to reset them, if they persist repair the
faulty sensor (the ECU is almost bullit proof and rarely broken)
 
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