fiat brava 100 hsx problem with tickover and below 3000 revs

hi, help please! i have just bought a brava from auction and its very nice apart from a problem with the tickover, it wont! when driving it is fine apart from a few judders now and again like the fuel is not getting
through but only below 3000 revs, when i put the clutch in though to go turn at a junction the car stalls, does any1 no what the problem might be, i will be very gratefull, snipped-for-privacy@msn.com is my e-mail, thanks
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Sounds like youve got a major air leak, check all the vacuum pipes and inlet manifold gaskets.
I've had a couple of different cars over the years do exactly the same thing, and both times it came down to an air leak.
the first time it cost me hundreds of pounds changing coils and ignition modules etc only to find a split vacuum hose on the bottom of the inlet manifold.
Quick check tip, I knowits difficult because of the engine noise, but get a colleague to rev the engine for you while you listen for a strong sucking noise.
just be carefull of the pulleys / belts etc. Also remember Radiators get bloody hot! Im probably teaching you to suck eggs here but I wish someone had told me first time!
Ben
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