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Alfa Romeo Error

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Alfa Romeo 147 just flagged up 'Motor Control System Failure'

Any ideas? Cheers up front.

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moob

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Motor+Control+System+Failure&oq=Motor+Control+System+Failure&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8



Might as well close the site down, moob has found a website called Google. oO

BuzzDuraband

Might as well close the site down, moob has found a website called … Might as well close the site down, moob has found a website called Google. oO


Only because I thought you hadn't.

Original Poster Editor

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.

BuzzDuraband

I did mate, but it's all mechanics talking mechanic talk, was kind of … 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.

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

Original Poster Editor

moob

From what I was just reading, it appears to be an intermittent fault … 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 … 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

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.

Original Poster Editor

moob

He's talking about a fault code reader you can plug into the car and it … 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.

BuzzDuraband

So basically its an issue that isn't going to go away? It happened about … 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.

BuzzDuraband

Thanks moob, appreciated :)Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me … Thanks moob, appreciated :)Is that a real thing Iam or are you winding me up



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.

Original Poster Editor

moob

I only read about 20-30 posts - and some say it is intermittent and … 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

you can get the bt dongles on ebay for about £4.00 they come with apps to … 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

BuzzDuraband

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

BuzzDuraband

Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they … Thanks mate, I will pop it down to the garage today, See what they say.How easy are they to operate for a complete autophobe



i'm no mechanic (IT field engineer) but had no problems

sradmad

Plug and play,garages charge good money. Buy the code reader and diy, … 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!

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.

Never any feedback from op as to problem\resolution\advice received ?
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