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#53 of 240 Ford cold start problems
Feb 20, 2008 (2:11 pm)
I have the same problem with my 1997 Explorer. It only occurs when we are doing a cold start in the morning near Lake Tahoe, i.e. when outside temp is 4000ft. The starter and alternator are fine, but it just won't turn over. Very frustrating as it is hard to replicated in the shop. Fortunately it always seems to start up after waiting 15-45 min.
Could never figure out the solution (fuel line?) but fortunately we aren't in cold weather country very often.
#55 of 240 94 ford will not start or crank
Feb 23, 2008 (11:50 am)
i have had the whole won't start after running problem.. well a new problem has occured.. It will not even crank now... I have replaced the ignition switch the control modular and the cylinoid. Now it will start with me jumping the cylinoid but not with turning the key... what is going on and how can i fix????? HHHEEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 24, 2008 (10:57 am)
I have a 98 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition. I am coming up on inspections and I started to notice that sometimes the car shuts down when i am stopped or if the car is in park and I step on the gas peddle. I am not sure why this is happening but I have put in some repairs so I am not sure why this is not picked up. Could it be the gas that I am using or maybe I need to put some dry gas in it and run it on the highway.
#57 of 240 Re: 95' Explorer that won't stay running [jacquiann]
Mar 09, 2008 (9:09 am)
I don't know if this will really help anyone and I am not a mechanic, but I have had same problem when it was really bad weather and my small children in the vehicle. I had tried everything thinking that it might be vapor lock, water in the fuel lines and bought all the crap to try to fix this and yet still had problems. I ended up finding out that the PLASTIC airflow piece on the under side of it had holes in it and was unrepairable. I ended up ducktaping it until I could order a new one. It helped a lot until I got the new one. I had also looked in salvage yards to see if one would just be cheaper that way but they were all damaged like this as well. My explorer is a 92 and it isn't just that old of vehicles newer that had been damaged in wrecks were bad as well. The mechanic that I had look at it never even seen this (and he is a great friend of mine). He had another Explorer a 99 in his shop doing the exact same thing, it also ended up with the same problem. Mechanics and us don't think about looking at the under side of these when we even take them off do any work just as in changing the serpatien belt. I hope this helps anyone that has or is still having this problem.
#58 of 240 Re: Brand new-won't start! [randmxprt]
Mar 09, 2008 (11:05 am)
What did you find was the problem with the RSC light? I am wondering because I now have that light myself on. Thanks
#59 of 240 Re: Maybe solved [aarchdale]
May 06, 2008 (7:44 am)
My 2006 Explorer started stalling with no warning at around 18,700 miles in sept. 2007.The explorer has stalled many times and i have brought it into my local ford dealership to be serviced 6 times right up until april 2008.The dealer keeps saying there are no codes in the system.The ford dealer called ford motor company and they were told some drivers had their throttle plates replaced for stalling but no verification of correcting the concern.
My local mechanic wants to know when drivers had their problem fixed with ford, what parts of the throttle needed to be replaced with success.Is there anyone here that can tell me a detailed description of the exact parts of throttle replacement?
Thank You In Advance
#60 of 240 2006 ford explorer stalling problem solved
May 11, 2008 (5:22 pm)
The 2006 ford explorer stalling problem was repaired.
The local ford dealer replaced the throttle body & motor asy.
#61 of 240 2003 Ford Explorer stalling
May 13, 2008 (8:49 am)
I am having an issue with stalling in my 2003 Ford Explorer. I have had it serviced and they (of course) can not get it to stall for them. I will be coming up on a light and it jerks and then stalls, seems to happen in the same spot. This happens about twice a week. Any help would be appreciated.
#62 of 240 2003 Ford Explorer
May 13, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I can tell you this,if your local ford service manager can't duplicate the problem leave it there at the ford dealer for a few days depending on how often it stalls for you so they can get a code on their computer to address the problem.(also mention to them about hooking up a VDR Video Data Recorder)which they will lend you and you can drive around with it in your truck and when it stalls you can press the button and it will record into the computer what the problem might be.
2nd i will tell you to call ford motor company and ask them if the computer is not reading the codes because everytime you start it it resets the computer.
if thats the case you may have to get a tow truck and flatbed it in to your local ford dealer,so they can plug a computer in before it gets started again.i hope this info helps,good luck!