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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Darren & welcome to the club[img]smileys/smiley31.gif[/img].Sounds like a dead battery has caused your problem.It may be that the alternator is the main cause,do you know if a new one has been fitted at anytime during the cars life?
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-17-2011, 04:03 AM
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Hi Mike, Many thanks. Have the battery on charge so will see if this helps for now. We have had problems starting the car before this happened so perhaps it was a battery or perhaps alternator problem coming on? I don't believe it has had a new one so far in its life so could certainly be a possibility. Thanks for your help
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Hi. New development with my problem. Charged the battery for couple of hours then called AA to check it and make sure alternator was ok, all checked out ok. After reconnection of battery though got a fault code U1900 plus also got a message in the display of 'engine system fault'. Also got another message 'speed limited' and no response from the accelerator. Pressed the clutch and the engine then raced to around 2000rpm but dropped to idle when the clutch depressed! Any ideas on this development at all?? I am hoping this is not an expensive ECU issue.
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Sorry revs dropped when brake dpressed not the clutch
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Is your car a 1.6? If so, a technician at my local dealer told me they have had a lot of ECU problems, and the only fix is to change the ECU, an expensive job. Hope this is not the case with your vehicle!

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-23-2011, 01:55 PM
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Hi, just thought I'd update on here to say that it was indeed just the battery as originally stated. Bigjbc1 thankfully it wasn't the ECU and its a 1.8 fingers crossed the 1.8's don't have the same problem as the 1.6's. So now am back on the road.

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