Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
its not the ecu that clicks but the two relays (fuel and main) near the ecu.
you say: "Today I turned the key to start the car and nothing happened, total silence"
If that is the case, it is another problem, as the car would crank over even with bad relays, and even if the cranking voltage was a bit low....it just wouldn't fire up.
(btw: yes, you need min 10.5-11.0V "cranking voltage" for the computor to awake on L-jetronic cars)
does everything else electrical otherwise work, like dash lights & gauges when you turn the key on (KO)? Indicators, headlights etc..all working as well?
If nothing works, your battery is disconnected
If dash lights work etc, but starter just does nothing check the thick red wires in the junction block (under the hood, drivers side on fender) or perhaps the trigger wire on the starter (spade connection) has fallen off, or your ignition switch has gone bad.
With headlights on, and then you 'try' crank the engine/starter, do headlights go dim?
I was thinking perhaps that the shattered fan pieces might have cut some important wire, but I can't think of anything up front to do with the starter, that it could be!
Dom - Alfa Spider 1990 S4 - formerly: Alfa 101 Sprint, 2600 Sprint, Montreal - family classics: Jensen Interceptor II, '58 Hooper RR Silver Cloud I, Shadow II, '60 Corvette.
Last edited by spiderserie4; 06-01-2019 at 05:01 AM.