1999 Citroen Saxo

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Citroen Saxo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 70000 miles

Hi there, well the first day I bought my saxo when I was driving home I stalled then when I went to start the car it would start but then just die, to drive it I had to keep the revs on because if I didn the car would die again but after drivin like this for five minutes it would fix itself, I then drove it for about a month then all of a sudden this rattlin came from the front of the exhaust just behind the engine and stayed then the car lost alot of power and started making a funny whinen sound and wouldn rev past 4000 revs and had barely any power at all, can anyone tell me what happened.
February 18, 2010.

Have the vehicle plugged into a diagnostic computer to check for fault codes stored

Dave H
Mar 13, 2010.