Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual
Hi, first I'd like to thank for any possible help I might recieve.
I have already put this car into a garage who plugged it into diagnostics, to no avail. They also said that they checked all obvious things. I however ended up taking my car home with the same fault.
My problem started with sticky revs, when you relesed the accelerator the revs would stay up for a few seconds then drop down to about 1000rpm. Then one morning it wouldn't start. Well it does start but dies immediatly. If I hold my foot on the accelerator whilst turning the key I can get it started, but as soon as I release it slowly the engine slows down to about 400-500 rpm (irratically). If I take my foot off of the accelerator quickly it just cuts out.
Have been told that this could be the ECT or idle control valve, but, being a complete novice, I didnt want to just start fiddling about with things I know nothing about.
have the same problem?
Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 5:40 AM