Wheels24 reader Kelvin Erasmus says: "I have a 2005 Ford Fiesta Duratech. The vehicle is revving very high when I start it up (3000rpm). However after a couple of seconds the revs would come done to about 1200 rpm and would stay there.
"Also, whenever I drive the car and come to a stop, the car stalls every time. I have been taken this to a mechanic but still the problems persist. Please help."
Our Car Doctor, Paul Kasker says: "This could be a possible air leak, or most probably a faulty idle stabilizer which is a common occurrence.
Wheels24's Janine Van der Post says: "It sounds like it could also be a timing issue. Perhaps get a second opinion from a different workshop or mechanic since the problem has not been solved."
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Paul Kasker has more than 25 years experience as a mechanic. He has been working on cars since the age of 14, and built his first conversion at only 18-years-old. He opened his Maitland Auto Clinic workshop in 1997.
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