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Thanks for your advise.

The car's revs still drop quite low after it has thoroughly warned up. It has only stalled twice but I'm scared of serious consequencies if this problem is not fixed.

You mentioned disconnecting the battery. What would this do? Would it reset something?

And as for measuring the resistance of the coils , how do I do this? Do I use a multimeter or am I completely cold?

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Yes, use a multimeter to check the resistance of the coils but don't ask me how as I'm noy very handy with a multimeter myself!

In regards to the battery, I had a stalling problem on my Laguna 1 and the idle was really low. In fact, when trying to drive off, the revs would drop lower and almost stall the car. But I also had the SERV light on which flashed but went away at high revs.

This started after the battery died and the car had to be jump started. So I disconnected the battery for an hour on a cold engine, then reconnected it, started the car without touching any controls / accelerator and let it warm up to normal temp, then hold the revs at about 3000rpm till the fans cut in... was spot on after that.

Had to do this again after I replaced the battery, so I'm guessing it can be caused by a distruption in electric supply to the the ECU as the ECU has to relearn operating parameters and maybe it didn't after a jump start / battery replacement and had to be manually done??
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