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Car wont tick over

Replaced the head gasket. now car wont tick over, when the car drops below 1200 revs the car stalls. how do i rectify this problem. its a fiesta 1.4 zetec se, 1999

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You will need to double check you timing.Did you do the head or mechanic?You may have left a vacuum hose off

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Check the idle cotrol valve is clean take it off and look inside for dirt and carbon build-up clean out with carb cleaner or similar

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Lastly.........wear on cam lobes or timing belt.

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