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#115 of 232 1995 Ford Explorer Stalls after putting it in reverse
Apr 20, 2009 (6:10 am)
I have a 1995 Ford Explorer. It ran great in Winter when it was really really cold. Now that its getting warmer outside, It will start fine, the RPM is below one and it sputters a little. The minute you put it in reverse, it dies. The only way to keep it running is to rev it up A lot, and it wont die. Does anyone know what could be wrong? Any ideas? I do not have any check engine lights on or anything like that.
#116 of 232 fuel pump or regulator???
Apr 20, 2009 (5:48 pm)
93 4.0L have fuel issue, car wont start, fuel pressure 39psi key on eng off..... when key is turned on fuel pump will not stop pumping, could hear hissing under engine, using a stethoscope i could hear fuel going right through regulator out the return, i did get it running yesterday for a little, took it around the block and falls on its butt, its starving of fuel, swapped relays, getting 12v at pump connector, when veh was running pulled vacuum line off reg and pressure did go up like its supposed to, i applied some vaccum to diaphram with hand pump and hold vacuum no problem, not is it the pump or the regualator diaphram stuck open causing fuel to move around in a circle back to tank???
#118 of 232 94 Ford Explorer that won't start back up after the engine is warmed up...
Nov 21, 2007 (1:58 am)
I have a 94 Ford Explorer with 185K miles. Replaced the engine 18 months ago and that engine has about 60k miles on it. About 3 months ago started having some trouble...when I get back in the car after going in the grocery store or wherever, it won't start. It's cranking but not firing up. It happens about 3 times a week where it will run all day, no problems, and then randomly will decide not to start. When this happens, I have to sit and wait. Sometimes it starts back up after 15 minutes, sometimes not for over an hour. I'm not enjoying being stranded. Don't let the gas drop down too low - so I don't think I'm sitting on fumes or sucking up bad gas. I can't imagine what it is...I've worked this car over trying to find the problem and can't seem to get a handle on it. Anyone else ever had this problem with an older Explorer? If so, do you have an idea of what is causing it?
#119 of 232 Re: 94 Ford Explorer that won't start back up after the engine is warmed up... [fordfrankie]
Jan 23, 2008 (9:57 pm)
hey i just traded for a 95 xlt an i have similar probs but it basicly chokes but same as starting an my problem is the idle air pump locatd on the side of the throttlebody hope that helps ...
#120 of 232 Re: 94 Ford Explorer that won't start back up after the engine is warmed up... [fordfrankie]
Feb 11, 2008 (9:13 am)
My computer shut down just after I finished my reply so I had to retype. Please excuse if this comes thru twice
I am having the exact issues with my 95 XLT 173,000 miles. Cranking but not firing. Fuel pump and relay were replace in 05 & 06, can’t exactly remember what the issues were at that time but definitely not this. My engine is the original and everything else is working fine. The first time it happened it started back up in about 5 min, I got 442 miles before it happened again. Then 1,274 miles before it occurred, this time I waited about 3 min. before even trying to get it to fire and it fired on the second start. I took it to the dealer and they kept it a week but wouldn’t you know it fired up every single time. I think they did put it on the diagnostic machine but since they couldn’t get the problem to re occur nothing showed up. Like you this never happens on a cold start but after having driven for awhile and shopping then trying to start up. The mechanic thought that maybe the fuel pump was not factory authorized and said he had seen problems with them. I had an independent service station install so it wouldn’t surprise me. I am trying to sell my car and would love to resolve the issue before a new owner has to deal with this. If you find out anything please let me know and I will do likewise. Seems hard to diagnose since it has a funny way of starting back up again.
#121 of 232 94 Ford Explorer that won't start back up after the engine is warmed up...
Feb 19, 2008 (10:44 am)
i have a 95 xlt 90,000 as well and this happens to me about 3 times a week. it just happened yesturday after i got out of the grocery store. i was told that it was a problem with my computer by the dealer. and then a shop said it would help if i replaace my sparks plugs and wires. also to replace my heater hoses and control valve. so far my problem isnt fixed. they also cleaned out my trottle body. im leaning toward the idle air pump being replaced. but if that doesnt work.....then what???
#122 of 232 1999 ford explorer randomley wont start
Jun 18, 2009 (8:49 am)
I too am having the same problem, about once a week, ill jump in and nothing, wait an hour and it starts right up, i do have a command start as well dont know if its the problem, anny one have any suggestions please let me know? thanks.
#123 of 232 1992-1994 ford explorer
Jun 18, 2009 (9:17 pm)
i am picking one up for cheap if i can get an idea of how much tlc this thing is gonna need?runs when its warm and he says he replaced all the censors under the hood and he has had enough!Am i getting in too deep?
#124 of 232 My problem is resoved EEC & Fuel pump relay replaced
Jun 19, 2009 (6:09 am)
I posted earlier here with this issue #3 of 6. I finally just took it to the mechanic and told him to keep it until he could recreate the problem. It took about a week and finally he was able to recreate it. In the description on my invoice it says "At one time when acted up tapped on relays and it started???? Not a sure fix in a situation like this MAY or MAY not have more issues" So, he replaced the EEC relay ($15.00 part) and suggested while it was there to just go ahead and replace the Fuel Pump Relay (this part was replaced because of an unrelated problem previously but had 42,000 miles on it). That being said not sure which part was causing the problem but I have NOT had any more issues with it not starting after being driven. Hopefully this information will be of some help in trying to resolve the problem. Good Luck!