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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
Alfa Romeo 147 just flagged up 'Motor Control System Failure'

Any ideas? Cheers up front.
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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
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BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.

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[HUKD Deal Editor]#2
#3
Only because I thought you hadn't.
[HUKD Deal Editor]#4
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
#5
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.
#6
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?
[HUKD Deal Editor]#7
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D
#8
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.
[HUKD Deal Editor]#9
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.
#10
BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.
#11
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to work with android or old windows phones, got one my self recently and works well, you can use it to turn the EM fault light off as well.
[HUKD Deal Editor]#12
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.

Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they say.


maddogb
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to work with android or old windows phones, got one my self recently and works well, you can use it to turn the EM fault light off as well.

How easy are they to operate for a complete autophobe ;)
#13
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.

Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they say.


maddogb
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to work with android or old windows phones, got one my self recently and works well, you can use it to turn the EM fault light off as well.

How easy are they to operate for a complete autophobe ;)
Plug and play,garages charge good money. Buy the code reader and diy, clear codes and save your money. :)
#14
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.

Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they say.


maddogb
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to work with android or old windows phones, got one my self recently and works well, you can use it to turn the EM fault light off as well.

How easy are they to operate for a complete autophobe ;)

i'm no mechanic (IT field engineer) but had no problems
#15
sradmad
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it will produce the ECU (comes from the car's computer) code to help diagnose the cause. The torque app communicates via bluetooth with the code reader to show clear the codes and give info.

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about an hour ago but the car is still functioning seemingly correctly, however the warning is on the dash display with the engine light.

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and others differently. Some people say its a wide variety of sensors, others blame petrol etc. There seems to be one commonality with it, and that's voltage supply.

You could have someone inspect your battery, but the thing is, that doesn't guarantee it's working properly. If the battery is old, I'd shell out the £50 for a new one.

Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they say.


maddogb
BuzzDuraband
moob
BuzzDuraband
moob
Only because I thought you hadn't.

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of looking for layman terms.
From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault usually caused by voltage drops.

The general consensus is to replace the battery.

Thanks moob, appreciated :)


IamMT
I don't suppose you know anyone with an elm 327 odb dongle and the torque app to read the code?

Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up :D

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to work with android or old windows phones, got one my self recently and works well, you can use it to turn the EM fault light off as well.

How easy are they to operate for a complete autophobe ;)
Plug and play,garages charge good money. Buy the code reader and diy, clear codes and save your money. :)
You can also google the code for specific info before you decide to clear it. They're a god send as it stops the garage having the upper hand when you wander in oblivious to the fault!
#16
If you're anywhere near Wolverhampton, I have a dongle I can pop into your port and Torque to it.

That sounded ruder in my head, but I have got the dongle and torque app.
#17
Never any feedback from op as to problem\resolution\advice received ? ;)

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