Alfa Romeo 147 Engine ECU common fault

Alfa Romeo 147 ECU

This Alfa Romeo 147 engine ECU is a very common failure that will cause non starting of the engine and a failure to communicate with the engine system when performing diagnostic checks. It is also common for the throttle body to make a chattering/buzzing sound if the ECU has failed. We do also see these units failing with engine misfire faults or general rough running symptoms, but these symptoms are far less common than a non-starting fault.

 

Common failure symptoms:

  • Engine will not start
  • Engine cuts out 
  • Engine misfire (less common)

 

Common fault codes:

  • The common fault will prevent the ability to read fault codes
  • Less common faults may cause engine misfire fault codes to be stored.

 

Common failing part numbers:

 (select your part number to see prices and additional product information)

 

Affected Vehicles:

  • Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 2001 - 2011
  • Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 2003 - 2011

 

Test and rebuild:

We test every ECU on our purpose build HIL (Hardware In-the Loop) test rig before rebuilding your unit so that you can be sure of your diagnosis. Once we have rebuilt your unit we then test it again to ensure that it is functioning to the manufacturers specifications and performs as good as, if not better than a brand new unit. We use higher rated than standard components during the rebuild process so you can be assured that once your unit has been rebuilt by us, that it will not fail again.

 

Programming:

This ECU is programmed to the vehicles immobilizer system, therefore fitting a second hand replacement unit is not possible, also, if you were to purchase a brand new unit from the dealer then it would need programming to the vehicle which would be an additional expense. When we rebuild your own unit we retain all of the original immobilizer programming so there is no need for any additional coding or programming work when your receive it back. Just plug it in and away you go.

 

Quality:

We have rebuilt these Alfa 147 ECUs for specialists and main dealers all of the the globe, we take great care in our work and provide an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty, so you can be assured of our very high standard of work.

 

Warranty:

Lifetime unlimited mileage*

 

Current turn around time:

We would need your unit for approximately 3 - 5 working days to complete the rebuild.

 

How do I get my unit rebuilt?

  1. Select your part number from the list below and pay for the rebuild:

    0261206707

    0261206708

    0261206715

  2. Print the payment/booking confirmation email.
  3. Package the ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging materiel (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).
  4. Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).
  5. Once received we will test, rebuild and return your unit with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)

 

What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

  1. Fill in and submit this test form.
  2. Print the booking confirmation email.
  3. Package the ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging materiel (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).
  4. Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).
  5. Once received we will test your unit and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.
  6. We will then rebuild your unit and return it to your with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this ECU then please contact us.

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