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#73 of 232 1995 Ford Explorer Starting Problems
Jul 08, 2008 (2:11 pm)
Hello out there! I have a 1995 ford explorer and it seems to be having starting issues. If it sits overnite it will start just fine, but if I use it throughout the day at times it will take numerous tries to start. If and when I do get it started and press on the gas it will die, if it starts and I don't press on the gas and throw it in drive it will go. We have changed the fuel filter, battery is great and plenty of gas we just can't seem to figure out what is going on with it.
Jul 09, 2008 (8:40 pm)
My daughter just bought a 1994 explorer 4.0 automatic 4X4. Ran pretty well when she drove it and bought it but next day it died, wouldn't start. Primed it and it started and drove but was rough running. Next day it starts, she drives to work ok, goes to bank then it won't start again. I went and tried all I knew but wouldn't start. I picked her up and went down to tow the Explorer home and it started fine and she drove it home. Few minutes later, won't start. How do I check and see if it's fuel pump. Any Idea's or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks,
#75 of 232 not starting
Jul 14, 2008 (1:00 pm)
I have a 95 exsplorer that will not start. It has been running great but today it will crank over and almost start then die off. There is spark at the plugs and plenty of fule pressur at the injectors.
#76 of 232 Re: Ford explorer 2000 don't start, theft light blinking [tutuchi]
Jul 27, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I live in Texas and have a 2000 Explorer. I bought it used a little over a year ago. When the weather is in the upper 90's or 100's the car will turn over, but won't start.The theft light blinks rapidly. Early in the morning, up to mid afternoon, I have no problem, but in the heat of the day is when I have the problem. I had an exhaust leak fixed and the intake manifold replaced and removed the 3rd party alarm system, because we thought that it was malfunctioning and not letting the car start. It's been in the shop 3 different times now for this problem. Any ideas as to what's going on??
#77 of 232 Explorer Starting Problems
Aug 02, 2008 (3:57 pm)
Sorry...months ago we found the fix for this but I just realized I hadn't posted it to this forum.
My daughter's '94 Explorer would start sometimes, then not start. We had the fuel pump replaced, fuel tank replaced, you name it. Finally my mechanic found the problem and it's worked ever since.
Under the hood is a black box containing fuses and relays. Replace the relay (those black,square plug-ins inside the box) that is marked EEC (it's the first relay on the right side for this Explorer).
The relays cost $10 . We have not had a starting problem since, and it's been months.
Try this before you do anything else and good luck! Not sure if this will help the newer models but it might be worth a try.
#78 of 232 Re: Explorer Starting Problems [pryprsn]
Aug 02, 2008 (4:14 pm)
Thanks! They had it all week and finally did replace all the relays due to some other info I'd gotten off this site. They weren't sure if it would solve the problem,so they didn't charge me for it!
I got the car back yesterday, and so far, so good. I have a job interview on Monday so I sure hope the car is fixed this time..LOL
#79 of 232 Re: 1995 Ford Explorer Starting Problems [angierulz89]
Aug 06, 2008 (9:30 am)
I ALSO HAVE A 95 EXPLORER HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I'VE HAD THE THERMASTAT, FUEL PUMP REPLACED WHICH HELP FOR AWHILE. GOING BACK AND FORTH TO WORK OK, BUT IF I DRIVE IT DURING THE DAY OFF AND ON EVENTUALLY IT WON'T START. HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT. IT WON'T IDLE ONLY WAY TO KEEP IT GOING IS TO HOLD THE BRAKE AND GAS AND PUT IT IN GEAR, HAVE TO DRIVE LIKE THIS OR IT WILL STALL. ANY IDEAS, HAVING IT CHECK'D OUT TODAY BUT MY MECHANIC SAYS INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS ARE THE HARDEST.
#80 of 232 Re: 2000 Ford Explorer Starting Problems
Aug 06, 2008 (9:43 am)
If you'll read my previous postings you'll see that I wasn't having a stalling problem. Mine just wouldn't start when the weather got hot outside. It would sit all day in the parking lot, and if the temperature outside was in the 90's or higher, the engine would turn over, but not start.
Changing all the relays apparantly solved the problem..Keeping fingers crossed!!
#81 of 232 Re: 1995 Ford Explorer Starting Problems [pearl5]
Aug 08, 2008 (12:00 pm)
Please see my previous post - #77.
My daughter's '94 Explorer had the same problems as yours. It's the relays...I don't know why mechanics never think of them...maybe because they are the cheapest fix. You can buy them for $10.00.
A quick test would be to exchange one relay for the EEC relay (they are marked on the inside of the top of the black fuse box under the hood). My friend/mechanic exchanged the relay marked EEC with the relay marked ABS and it started up immediately and did so for the next 20 times he test started it.
Please try this...go buy one relay (they are black square plugs) yourself at a car parts store (I went to Carquest). Remove the EEC relay and put the new one in. See if it works...it has for my daughter's rig for the past 8 months. I'm trying to let every Explorer owner know (& trying to find the guy who gassed up his Explorer in front me one morning a week before I learned of the relay fix...he had the exact same start-no start problems). Good luck.
#82 of 232 Starting Problem 97 Explorer
Aug 09, 2008 (6:48 pm)
97 explorer has failed to start about 10 times over the last 3 months.Sometimes if I let it sit for an hour (or sometimes it takes a day) it will start.The battery is strong and the engine turns over, it just won't start. A mechanic tested the fuel pressure and said it was perfect.I can hear the fuel pump when I turn the key to where the dash lights up.We replaced a relay and it was fine for 2 weeks.The last time took about 15 hrs and 8 attempts. Yesterday and today it was fine,but I know it will happen again.A friend told me the fuel pump can work fine,not work,then be fine again.It may be fine for another few weeks,so I know the problem would be hard to diagnose while it's running.I also know that it's gonna strand me,and I just don't know when. Help!!!!!