156 Engine just cutting out...Please help
I have an X reg (2000) 156 1.8 Twinspark (Petrol) Over the past few weeks, moreso the last few days the engine just cuts out without warning (Strangely when the vehicle is stationary at lights). It broke down yesterday on a busy road. Despite the ignition being on I lost all power steering and brakes were virtually non existent.
I called the AA but, as is always the case, given 20 - 30 mins the car starts fine!!?? I cancelled the AA and attempted to limp home but got only around 2 miles where it again cut out when waiting at traffic lights. This time I call and waited over an hour for the AA guy to come. He didn't have the diagnostic equipment suitable for the car however it started again first time.
Took the car to work this morning and all was fine. Coming back from work I got to the exact same spot on the busy road and the engine again cut out at the lights......Waited 20 mins and the thing started again!!!
Clearly I've lost all faith in the car but it's essential for work. Does anyone know what may be causing this please. By the time I get the guy from the AA the thing works fine?
Cheers folks. Any help would be appreciated.