Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.
MG MGF Technical - Car died then OK again?!?!?!?!?
|Hi all, posting this for a lady friend so hope you can help.|
She has an early model MGF VVCi which just decided to die as she was driving along (power went, car juddered a bit, rev counter dropped to zero and power steering light came on but no other lights) but then came back to life afer approx 2 seconds and then drove as usual. It's the first time this has happened, has anybody any idea what could cause this?
Thanks in advance,
|Just realised it might not be the power steering warning light as she has said it's a circle with three broken curved lines around it.|
|Maybe want to check the battery negative terminal is secure, alhtough this would not xplain why one light remained on.|
Mine was loose recently and I went to start the car at a meet and it was completely dead, nothing at all. Turns out the negative terminal had worled loose. Glad it never happended during driving
|I was thinking battery as well but only the one warning light came up?|
What is the warning light (circle with 3 broken curved lines around it)?
|I've just looked at my 1995 car and there isn't a warning light exactly like the one you describe. There's a red circle with 2 lines on the outside and an exclamation mark inside, which is the handbrake/brake fluid warning, and a similar amber one with ABS written in the circle - self-explanatory. The power steering light looks like a 3-spoke steering wheel and has double ended arrows around it.|
Two questions, what colour is this light and where on the fascia is it situated?
|When something similar happened to my F -a few times and then... real death- had to replace the ECU.|
|>rev counter dropped to zero |
This can be a symptom of a failure of the crank position sensor. Mine did just that yesterday - power loss then back on again. Unfortunately it failed completely a few miles later. 70 quid to diagnose and fix.
|crank position sensor NSC100330 £11.99|
|>crank position sensor NSC100330 £11.99|
My invoice says:
The rest was vat and labour
This thread was discussed between 02/08/2006 and 03/08/2006
MG MGF Technical index
This thread is from the archive. The Live MG MGF Technical BBS is active now.