mondeo erratic idling - Dry bearings
Hi all,My '97 Mondeo 1.8 zetec eng.suffers erratic idling.
Goes from 500 revs to 1500 revs then down and up continuously
won't settle on steady tick over.I'm not technical or a diy
man.Is it a job for a Ford dealer.Will it prove expensive?

mondeo erratic idling - Adam Going (Tune-Up)
Hi Dry !

Most common faults for this are the Idle Speed Control Valve, Throttle Position Sensor, Exhaust Gas Recirc Valve, or an inlet air leak.

No, you don't have to go to a dealer, but you do need to find someone suitably equipped and experienced. Try for a recommendation from family or friends, or look in Yellow Pages under "Car Engine Tuning". Post your approximate location and I, or someone else here, may be able to recommend.

Regards, Adam
Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.
mondeo erratic idling - Dry bearings
Thanks Adam,I used to get my previous car (vaux cav)serviced
and repaired at a local garage,two genuine lads,one was a
time served Ford man.I'm sure he can fix it.if he has the gear.
Failing that 'car engine tuning'garage.
I wasn't sure if it was a main dealer job (perish the thought)

Thanks again
Dry bearings


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