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#3346 of 6400 Explorer, stalling and idle problem
Feb 17, 2005 (10:16 am)
I have a 1999 Explorer XLT with a V-6 4,0 ltr SOHC with only 35.000 miles. Problem is car keeps on stalling and bad idle. Scanlizer said cam position sensor, cleared the code and installed new sensor, still the same, cleaned injectors, checked fuel pressure and fuelpump everything o.k Please could somebody help me with this problem because nobody here on Aruba can not even the Ford dealer, thanks very much Jan
Feb 18, 2005 (9:59 am)
I've got the same problem as you do with the Limited Slip Diff. It's been chattering slightly for awhile now. I took it to the dealer yesterday, and after a few feet of test drive, the tech told me they'd replace the diff under the extended warranty. Should be fixed next week.
#3348 of 6400 RE: Explorer, stalling and idle problem
Feb 19, 2005 (9:10 am)
Have they checked out the EGR valve? If that is stuck or there is a problem with the vacuum line going to the EGR valve the car will idle rough and/or stall out. I had this problem, removed and cleaned the EGR valve and the issue was resolved.
#3349 of 6400 help 91 explorer loss of power erratic idle
Feb 20, 2005 (8:58 am)
HI- I have a 91 explorer xlt with about 156k on the engine. I recently have been having problems with a sudden loss of power while driving.This does not happen all of the time but seems to be progressing. It all Started out on a very cold morning (almost felt like a stuck choke) the engine seemed to run with out misfiring but seemed to not be getting enough air- (bogging)it also seems to be spewing out black carbon in the exhaust at times. This seemed to happen primarily on cold mornings until lately when it is becoming more frequent. I do not feel like I am burning oil the truck has a somewhat normal exaust other than the carbon(no strong burning oil odor or smoke)I also noticed if I shut it off and let the truck sit a few minutes after the bogging it will run fine for a while until it progressively runs worse again. Any ideas? clogged converter? bad egr valve? Please help!! Thanks-
#3350 of 6400 1996 Explorer O/D problems; K & N not advised
Feb 20, 2005 (5:52 pm)
The Overdrive O/D light no longer lights up before starting, and is inoperable when the shift button is pressed (it will not downshift to third gear) but does shift from 3 to 4 under normal operation.
Is this the beginning of more woes?
Just replaced the mass air flow sensor-$287.00 due to K & N filter oil element fouling the sensor. K & N does not respond to my message, and my mechanic tells me there is a FORD bulletin that does not advise K & N for this reason.
Your reply much appreciated!
#3351 of 6400 Re: 1996 Explorer O/D problems; K & N not advised [bmr4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 20, 2005 (7:51 pm)
A few models come with K&N's installed, so it'd be interesting to see the Ford bulletin. Try the K&N Air Filters, bolt-on power? for more comments.
#3352 of 6400 Re: help 91 explorer loss of power erratic idle [erics2]
Feb 21, 2005 (9:31 am)
You may have a vacume leak driver side valve cover vacume tree also check hoses that come off there they may be broke ,some are little plastic things you can replace them with rubber. i had this problem plus i had a leaking modulator valve on the transmission letting trans oil to be sucked to this vacume tree making for slick a faulty hoses it kinda eats the rubber. Now this is the fun part every one will tell you that 91's do not have a modulator valve on the transmision but the auto zone and my mech. were wrong. so just check to see if these hoses are oily and spongy then if they are folow the one going to the trany if u have one have a mechanic replace it u have remove catalitic converter and it was a job. plus catalitic converter was pluged probably due to buning trans fuid. by the way if u have this problem check trans fluid level or u will get stuck somewere because your truck will not go in gear. good luck hope this helps
#3353 of 6400 Re: help 91 explorer loss of power erratic idle [subgun]
Feb 21, 2005 (10:06 am)
Thanks for the help, all of my vacuume hoses seem to be in order. I am also driving a 5 speed. Im not sure the tranny fluid is an issue. This has gotten to the point that I cant move it 50 feet without it running like crap and stalling. Again I wonder what the deal is with the black soot- This is something that has become progressively worse. It started on the coldest day this winter and went away for a few weeks. Now it has gotten much worse?
#3354 of 6400 Spooling noise like a turbo
Feb 21, 2005 (5:08 pm)
Hey, I own a 2004 Ford Explorer, and every time it hits about 3000rpm it will make a spooling noise like a turbo charger. The noise comes from the the passanger side which is also the side the intake is on under the hood.
I'm able to hear it with the AC on or off.
Any idea what this is?
#3355 of 6400 Re: Explorer, stalling and idle problem [jan-aruba]
Feb 21, 2005 (5:54 pm)
Does it happen at all temperatures or only when cold?