Hi guys, im new to the forum, my name is Kurt, I drive a 1.8 ford focus petrol, unfortunately shes running like a bag of bolts...
My engine is cutting out/stalling when i slow down to a certain amount of rev or if im in neutral,the car shudders several times a minute as if it is about to stall, the shuddering isn't too heavy but is noticable.
Ive heard it could be the idle control valve, or something along those lines, im afraid im don't have the largest knowledge on cars.
Also other symptoms I have:
Car makes a hissing noise from the front of the car obviously
Engine light is on
Steering seems heavier (maybe as car wants to cut out?)
Battery light of course flickers as its about to cut out
ABS light comes on now and then (this was actually on before this started to happen so could be a seperate case, was told its the pick up ring, got a new one fitted by local garage, ABS light comes on and off still as it pleases)
Revs go up by its self when put into neutral, as im slowing down for traffic or im coasting onto my drive way the revs go up to around 2-3.
If anyone has a similar problem, or knows exactly what is goin on and how much it is likely to set me back I would be very greatful