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Fiesta Mk4.5 Engine Cutting Out

12 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

Hi all!

I have purchased a fiesta(MK4.5), '99, V reg (used obviously) with 87,000 mileage. I have had it for about a month now. I love the car as it my 1st car!

I am starting to have some problems (well ONE BIG problem) where the engine cuts out when ever it feels like it,not only when the car is stationary, but EVEN WHEN I AM DRIVING on the road at 30mph!!!

of course, I was not expecting the car to be perfect when I purchased it, as it is '99 model and the price I had paid for it, but i certainly do not expect a car to cut out when ever it wants to.

I have spoken to a friend who is a mechanic, and first he said it was to do with my clutch control, hence the stalling. This can not be the case as you do not need clutch control when you are driving at 30mph! he then had a look at it, and he said the car needs a full service and a tidy up, and so I left it with him for a week, he did full service and replaced the timing belt, brakes/brake pads etc, basically the full whack!

It can get quite scary at times as today I was driving home from work and surprise surprise the engine cuts out while I was driving up a hill and at a turn in the road!

of cause the steering becomes heavy when the car is not running! thank god there was no car behind me or else I may not be here right now typing this!

I have no idea when it comes to car repairs.

Any ideas what the problem could be?

would be nice to hear from you guys!