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Laser Kh 1.8 91 - high idle, missing under load under 2500rpm

My car is a ford laser kh 1.8 1991, 5 speed manual.
It started off idling high once warmed up, but would then drop back after a few moments/minutes. Now, its constant once warmed up.
It 'seems' that once warmed up it also almost stalls due to missing, if say, i'm tryign to take off (under 2500rpm), but runs normally once its up past this rpm.
I took it to the garage and had new fuel filter, new spark plugs and a 'rocker cover seal' (for an oil leak) put in.... however this did not help, and they suggested an auto electrician.
There is also one unattached wire that is red and black, comming from the fuse box bit, to the right of the engine, near where the cable goes to the distributor cap. could be anything eh? can't see where it could have gone though.
Finally, the car, once heated up, if left for a minute or two, will not start. 3 goes later, it feels like its running on 2 pistons, and blows a LOT of smoke - reving it high helps to make an embarressing get-away.
Any help is appreciated, truly.

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I would check ecu i had same problem open it up its behind the dash and look at the 3 big capictors im bettin ones leakin

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