Last post on Nov 09, 2013 at 2:57 AM
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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Safety, Electrical, Steering, SUV
#231 of 240 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer [onefreedude] A couple years later [fordprob]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:34 pm)
Regarding your explorer, I had a 2001 explorer sport trac with same symptoms, the problems I had, happened more on rainy, humid days, or on mornings with a high dew point. When it happened I had to compensate by keeping my right foot on the accelerator, and use my left to brake. The fix was simple, once I knew what the culprit was. The IAC (idle air control valve) for a new one it was going to be about $130, but I opted to try cleaning mine and save some money. It worked like a charm, so no need to buy something when your not sure if its going to solve your problem. You'll need some carburetor cleaner (spray), I used gum-out brand. Just remove the wiring harness to the IAC, then remove the 2 screws securing it in place. Then look at all the grime inside it, just spray it with cleaner (I also used a floss brush to help loosen some of the grime), then let it dry thoroughly and reinstall. Now when I did this when I first started my truck the symptoms reappeared, and I thought it was a waste, but with in a few minutes it took off running fine. 5 years and still no symptoms!
Hope this works for you and good luck, Terry
#232 of 240 Re: Fails to start - only clicks [musicfeind2001]
Feb 15, 2013 (8:17 am)
My car is doing the same thing ... did you ever find out if that helped or not??
#233 of 240 starting problems 03 sport trac
Jun 01, 2013 (8:13 am)
003 sport trac doesn't want to start sometimes when its hot. It sound like it isn't getting fuel and when i spray starting fluid it cranks and runs. I smell fuel around the drivers side door and can't find any leaks.
Jun 20, 2013 (6:37 am)
My girlfriend ran my explorer out of gas and after putting gas in it, it wouldn't start. I've kind settled on the fact that the fuel pump needs to be replaced but, could it be that I just need to reset the inertia switch? I don't know if my explorer has one or not, I just got it not too long ago.
#236 of 240 Ford Explorer 4.0L 1995 Sport - Fails to start / hard starting. Help!
Jul 21, 2013 (3:20 pm)
Hi, my wife has a For Explorer 1995 sport in Mexico. BACKGROUND ISSUES: It has the engine check light on and has for some time. Intermittent fault - OCD I reading (Beeper) indicates EGR valve and sensor. Sensor replaced and EGR valve cleaned. Suspect the latter hasnt worked and looking at replacing the EGR valve. MAIN PROBLEM: Vehicle fails to start, especially when hot / in sunshine. Vapour lock? Fuel filter? Fuel pump? Ignition? Please help with any advise as throwing my wallet at this pain!
Background: New sensor on air intake. New battery (Good one). Cleaned EGR valve and AIC (Carb cleaner). Intermittant cutouts during driving fixed through replacing vehicle speed sensor on the exhaust system. Intermittant fault led to difficult detection but OCD I highlights air intake sesor and EGR valve. Sensor replced with new. EGR cleaned with carb cleaner. Computer been reset a few times. 3 months no computer reset, hard to start now if at all. Engine check light still on and gas consumption high. Again vehicle REALLY struggles to start if left parked in the sunshine downtown.
#237 of 240 Re: 2002 ford explore xlt [sbanas]
Sep 24, 2013 (7:33 pm)
How u doing . . I'm having the same exact problem than u .. im going crazy ...every thing looks fine . fuel pump etc... I'm wondering if u ever fixed it and if u did can u tell me how ...thanks ......this is annoying
#238 of 240 Re: 2002 ford explore xlt [matuza]
Sep 25, 2013 (8:29 am)
It was my fuel pump . It finally quit on me . I just never had one that would stop and then start back up but this one did. I think the ethanol in our gas did it.
Hope you find your problem you might have to dealer do a scan on the computer maybe that will show it.
#239 of 240 2002 Explorer 4.0L Wont start
Nov 03, 2013 (10:41 am)
I recently had my 2002 Explorer XLT 4.0 v6 stop running the day after I went back to putting a tan of E85 in it.
Irronically the last time I put in E-85 (about 9 months ago) I had the same thing happen but the shop juggled some fuses and it started running again. This time it cranks and wont start. I dont hear the fuel pump come on or smell fumes when it starts so I guess it could be the fuel pump out but wonder if the E85 could cause it to go out? After I put it in I drove around and turned the vehicle on and off several times and it ran fine. Was only after sitting over night it did this. Any ideas?
#240 of 240 Re: 2002 Explorer 4.0L Wont start [rda160]
Nov 09, 2013 (2:57 am)
Your Explorer (2002) was never designed to run on E85. Normally, most gas stations are limited to about 10% ethanol, as that is the maximum amount that a non E 85 designed car can handle without damage. The ethanol is highly corrosive, and will eat away the rubber gaskets and other components of older engines. Cars / trucks that can run on E85 are normally clearly marked on the car (many on the rear truck or on the fuel filler door). I would not use E85, and I believe that is what is causing your problems.