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#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!
#63 of 240 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer [onefreedude]
May 13, 2008 (4:40 pm)
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I was ready to call a Lemon Law Lawyer.
#65 of 240 rough running 4.0
May 26, 2008 (9:20 am)
2002 Explorer 4.0. vehicle runs great while under a load. Starts up quick and has no hassitation. Bring it to a stop light and it will start running rough. Feels like it wants to shut off but has not so far. Belongs to my daughter in Va. Any thoughts on where I can start looking for this problem? Don't believe it to be plugs or wires. Idle sensor maybe? Thanks for the insite.
#66 of 240 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [aarchdale]
Jun 11, 2008 (9:57 am)
I have been experiencing this since Fall of 2007. Just got it back from the dealer after they had it 2 days and found nothing. It stalled.
I have kept a log of mileage, date, speed, weather conditions. The only common thread is that it always happens at 30 to 35 mph and while not accelerating. And it starts right up after stalling.
Ford consumer relations cannot help.
OK, so there is no code and it did not happen when my dealer drove it for 44 miles. But are there no troubleshooting skills in these service departments? I have seen this issue in various places on the internet so I am not the only one it happens to.
I have also made it clear to the service department and Ford that this is a safety issue.
Ford Explorer XLT
Jun 13, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Was having the same problem with a 2002 with 4.6. The mechanic found a vacuum leak. A line from the right valve cover to the throttle body had a hole in it, only available from Ford. Once it was replaced no more problems.
#68 of 240 Re: rough running 4.0 [jeeps2]
Jun 23, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Found the problem. After taking a good hard look at the engine, I found that she has a hole in the top left valve cover. A closer look shows a better picture of FORDS BETTER IDEA!!!! They put the timing chain in the rear of the engine. Get this, It is on the left side (looking at the engine) under the back of the valve cover. when it starts to get a little play in the chain, it wears the guide and starts to rub a hole in the valve cover. Looks to me like the engine must come out to replace this timing chain. I contacted a Ford dealer in Virginia and they said it would be best to just replace the engine and it would cost less then trying replace this part. 6000.00 is the coet that was quoted. 64000 miles and it needs a engine because the timimg chain went. Like I said, Fords better idea. She will have a Jeep in her driveway before she gets that ford fixed. Fords better idea just cost Ford another customer.