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#204 of 240 Re: 2005 Explorer XLT 2WD 6 Cyl--DEAD [akasoul1]
Nov 02, 2011 (9:38 pm)
RE: Truck was DEAD! After a lengthy going over, my mechanic brother--who was determined it was the fuel pump causing my truck to not start--found that a little bitty part was dirty! He cleaned it up, blew out the dirt, just wiped it off with his hands, you know. It hasn't had a problem like this since! Everybody I talked to, including Ford, said it was the fuel pump; but I had a gut feeling about it, so I didn't give up looking for answers. I can't tell you what it was, and my brother can't recall what it was--2 years ago, you know. He just put his hand on everything, cleaned up every little gadget he touched; that's how he found it, as he was stumped for an answer. I've had one problem that's chronic: it burns up blend (air) door actuators about as fast as I can get one put on it. I searched for a recall, as I noticed in other forums, that many people had the same problem. Now, I'm no mechanic, and my brother won't even touch this one! But I have torn that truck up--I found it--got a little advice from a forum--I'll have it on there tomorrow! The shop wanted it for 2 days, $55/hour!!! (And to think, I've been teaching school...!)
#205 of 240 '98 Ford Explorer 4.0L SOHC 4x4
Nov 19, 2011 (7:42 pm)
I just picked this up yesterday and was under the impression it was only the mass airflow sensor gone bad. The problem I am having it when I start the car, it will right away rev itself to about 3000 rpms and stay there for 5-10 seconds then will calm down. But when I switch to reverse or drive, it wants to die on me, I always have to make sure Im ready to rev the engine up when I switch to it(and when i come to stops as well, I put it in Neutral before I stop to prevent it from dieing). Also it does not want to accelerate fast at all, and if I were to try and "floor" it, it will try to die on me and I have to let off. I have been reading this whole discussion thread and would you think it could be the EEC relay? or would it be my throttle positioning sensor? EGV issues? im at a loss. im not a very knowledgeable person when it come to cars. PLEASE HELP!
#206 of 240 Re: '98 Ford Explorer 4.0L SOHC 4x4 [hexenvalor]
Nov 20, 2011 (5:29 pm)
I am experiencing the same thing! --one foot on the gas, one on the brake.... But I still don't have heat...first things first, you know! If you figure this out, speak up, as I have a feeling that's the next thing I have to fix. Thanks, and best wishes for continued success with your Explorer--now I know why they named it that--I've never EXPLORED a vehicle as much as I have this one!
#207 of 240 starts intermittently
Dec 08, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I recently had the AC compressor replaced, along with a new serpentine belt and they replaced the fuel filter. Now my Explorer only starts sometimes...cranks fine...but takes like ten tries before it catches and starts. Could this have something to do with replacing the fuel filter? Doesn't show up any codes at all when tested but of course it starts at the mechanics shop. It's not due for spark plug replacement for another 5 thous miles...it only has 55K on it.
#208 of 240 Re: starts intermittently [franchesca]
Dec 09, 2011 (12:21 pm)
After reading other people's suggestions I located the fuel pump relay in the engine compartment and gave it a jiggle, took it out and back in again and now it started today.....fingers crossed , maybe that was it, sure don't want to take it back to the shop where, of course, it always starts up and they can't find anything wrong with it.
#209 of 240 Re: starts intermittently [franchesca]
Dec 20, 2011 (6:24 pm)
Go through and clean everything under the hood you can put your hand on; there is a small sensor setting in there that can get dirty/clog up that can give you grief like that. I found it BEFORE I put in a new fuel pump, as EVERYBODY said I should...even the dealer! It was a dirty sensor. I HOPE that's your problem, instead of a fuel pump! I would certainly consider a new fuel filter, though. My brother's friend wasn't so fortunate; replaced the fuel pump and it wouldn't even start--dirty sensor. (I cannot remember the name of one sensor in particular, I just know he cleaned everything he could touch.) I speak from experience only, Lord knows I'm not an expert! LOL
#210 of 240 Re: 02 Ford Explorer Hesitates to Start Once in a While. [luckycali]
Jan 03, 2012 (12:40 pm)
I had this exact same problem, it turned out to be a leak in the intake manifold gasket. It was a relatively easy and cheap fix if you can get in there yourself. My symptoms were the exact same and replacing the gaskets solved everything.
#211 of 240 Help! My truck won't start
Jan 04, 2012 (9:56 am)
I have a '96 Ford Explorer, had a brand new battery put in two weeks ago, but when the temperature is below 30 degrees in the morning the truck won't start. I put the key in, try to turn over, but nothing happens. All the lights/radio turn on, but no engine. Looking for any suggestions...thanks.
#212 of 240 Defroster and low rpms
Jan 04, 2012 (2:02 pm)
Background- just had my second transmission installed at 135,000 miles on 2002 XLT. Was stopped at a light and had the rpms rev from an idle then fall to almost stalling. This happened a couple of times. Didnt happen again for a couple of weeks. Then started again. Noticed that the defogger was on. Stopped at a light and turned it off and the revving/stalling didnt happen. Put the defogger on and it started again. Needless to say I am not driving with the defogger on. Any clues or ideas?Thanks
#213 of 240 Re: Help! My truck won't start [smayne14]
Jan 04, 2012 (10:15 pm)
Obvious questions are, Does it start if it's below 30 degrees and it's nighttime? (Sorry...couldn't resist!)--and, Does it start when the temp warms up, as if nothing's wrong? I had a new bat installed in my '05; it worked for a little while--acted just like that, radio, lights, etc., but dead. A church member came to my rescue, disconnected the cables and cleaned them, reinstalled...kicked right off...nitwit employee replaced waranteed bat/didn't clean cables! BUT, that's the best thing it could have been! That may or may not be an issue, since they're dirty whether hot or cold. I would start with the obvious, myself...check the cables.-->Solenoid OK?-->Starter?-->Take it to O'Reilly/AutoZone for a computer check, whether the light's on or not.