Ford Escort idle trouble

Tiny
ASH BLEWER
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Hi there, I posted this subject a while back and still havent managed to rectify the problems I am having, so if any you could help it would be greatly appreciated.
The car will start (after 10 mins battery charging off a slave due to lack of use, the battery has gone flat) whilst the engine is cold its sounds very weak and as if it is about to cut out, which it does after giving it revs, I presume this is once the automatic choke is no longer in action, I have been told this is the idle speed control valve and that this is a common fault, if I replace this part, is it the likely solution? Thanks guys
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 5:56 AM

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Tiny
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[quote="Ash Blewer"]Hi there, I posted this subject a while back and still havent managed to rectify the problems I am having, so if any you could help it would be greatly appreciated.
The car will start (after 10 mins battery charging off a slave due to lack of use, the battery has gone flat) whilst the engine is cold its sounds very weak and as if it is about to cut out, which it does after giving it revs, I presume this is once the automatic choke is no longer in action, I have been told this is the idle speed control valve and that this is a common fault, if I replace this part, is it the likely solution? The car is a 95 'M' reg, 1.8 ghia, zetec efi engine (multi point) cheers
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 8:21 AM
Tiny
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Have you tested fuel pressure, fuel flow, spark, condition plugs wires, have yoy cleaned the throttle chamber, anything?
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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I have replaced the 'air flow sensor' and all spark plugs. Still has the same problem, I even replaced the battery with a new one to eliminate that as a problem
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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Look in to possible problems with the fuel system. Id like to know the results before you buy a part you may not need. Start with the filter, after that do a fuel pressure test. If every thing in the fuel system checks out ok then look into the valve being the problem.
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 AT 11:43 AM

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