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#6280 of 6385 Ford Explorer fuel sys. problem?
Jun 20, 2010 (10:44 am)
I have a 1994 Ford Explorer Limited.
One day it will start, the next, it won't.
I and a friend believe it is a fuel delivery problem as he couldn't hear the fuel pump prime up when the ignition was turned on (had his ear close to gas tank) and when you give it a little starting fluid, it attempts to fire but won't, so we belive it's getting spark.
It dosn't even ATTEMPT to fire when it won't start, but when it DOES start, it fires right off the bat and runs & drives fine, no missing, no bogging, no hesitations, etc.
Fuel pump? Fuel pump relay? Filter? I always believed that a fuel pump is either dead or alive, NOT intermitent. True?
Like the tree said to the lumberjack, I'm STUMPED!
#6281 of 6385 04 ford explorer
Jun 24, 2010 (12:58 pm)
really need help...my truck just started one day hesitating like it wants to stall out but it doesnt. it just runs like crap. When idling over 2 it shakes, as it drops under 1 it gets really bad. so i changed the plugs and wires, not the problem. i change the fuel filter, still nothing. i also cleaned the terminals. Sometimes while im driving the battery light keeps coming on and says CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM. Ive had the battery and alternator tested, both are good.
#6282 of 6385 Re: 04 ford explorer [klaning]
Jun 25, 2010 (6:52 am)
#6283 of 6385 Re: 04 ford explorer [psobkiewicz]
Jun 25, 2010 (10:19 am)
can i just replace the voltage regulator? i had the alternator tested, it was fine...idk much about the voltage regulator
#6284 of 6385 Re: 04 ford explorer
Jun 28, 2010 (5:28 am)
I had a similar problem with my mercedes.. The alternator and battery tested fine so the mechanic replaced the voltage regulator and solved the problem. Nice an cheap too. I would thing the explorer has to have one as well.
#6285 of 6385 Routine brake repairs?
Jul 27, 2010 (8:45 pm)
I have 2002 Explorer with 165k miles. Went in to replace front brake pads. Am being told I need to replace both upper ball joints and both hub assemblies, adding $1500 to repair. Is this a likely area of wear? If were to just replace the pads, what considerations should I be weighing? Am thinking it might be time to scrap the car but hate to let it go as it still runs well.
#6286 of 6385 no power , humming air box
Jul 27, 2010 (11:41 pm)
i have a 2000 ford explorer sport with vin (x) ohv 4.0. i have cleaned the (iac) intake air control. still may have a possibility of it being bad. i have tested the mass flow air sensor. im throwing a code which is an o2 sensor saying it is running lean in bank 1. the air box is very loud and vibrates, and most the time it wont rev over 2500 rpm while in park. i would like some suggestions. thank you. i have jus redone the the gaskets from the heads up because of a bad head gasket also. i had to get a new egr tube , and a egr air control sensor. the egr i got is from a bit older 4.0 and the vacuum is in a different location i wouldnt know if that matters. thanks again
#6287 of 6385 Re: Routine brake repairs? [hooscharlie]
Jul 27, 2010 (11:43 pm)
that does seem possible with them miles . the hub assyembly has sealed bearings in it so they can cost a pretty penny. upper ball joints you can check by lifting the front end off the ground and seeing if you can wiggle the wheel up and down
#6288 of 6385 Re: Routine brake repairs? [hooscharlie]
Jul 28, 2010 (9:26 am)
You may or may not need these items. Get a second opinion. Dealer/repair shop could be just looking at your miles and say you need these...
One simple symptom of bad ball joint is the front end loosness that you feel when you go over bumps or you might see it in your front tire wear.
As far as the front hubs go....I don't know what the sign is where both are bad right now... Squeals? dragging when a suspended free wheel is turned? grease leaking out?
Aug 28, 2010 (5:40 am)
I have a 91 ford explorer V-6 has a fuel leak at the elbow on top of motor. is there a o-ring under the elbow and how do you get it off to replace it. any help would be great