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#7 of 28 Engine-gas???
Jul 01, 2008 (8:27 am)
I have replace the fuel filter, fuel pump, plugs & plug wires and the vehicle is still running rough! Had it to a shop & the scanner said was misfiring on cylinder 4. Help this is frustrating to have spent so much money! It does run better after I put new plug wires on but still not the greatest. Can anyone tell me what might be wrong?
#9 of 28 Missing after replacing plugs and wire
Jul 13, 2008 (10:46 am)
Explorer 1997 V8. I replaced the plugs (motorcraftSP-432) and wire (Bosch Premium wire set) and now I have idle missing, MPG is 21 .any ideas
#11 of 28 Explorer Won't Idle
Sep 30, 2008 (3:09 pm)
My 1998 Explorer V6 SOHC, 124k miles, doesn't idle. I can start the car and keep it running with my foot on the gas, but as soon as I take my foot off the gas -- the car just dies. The check engine light was On for awhile last week but went out by itself. Smells like it's running rich with gas coming out the exhaust but . . . I can't tell if that's because of the holding down the gas pedal trick or what.
#12 of 28 91 Explorer skips
Oct 19, 2008 (6:14 pm)
Hello new to the forum, My problem is I had a skip and I changed the plugs and wires and it was all good for about 3 weeks then the skip came back worse than before so I replaced the wires again , the plugs look fine and still it skips then I do a compression test and it looks good to have 158,000 miles on it but after putting all the plugs back in and get it running it seams to have gone away until I road test it and now the skip is intermittent , so I guess my question is could there be wire chaffing and grounding out at random or has someone else heard of this or had this problem ...also if I take the wires off the coil pack one at a time while it is running, 5 of them make it skip worse and one does nothing which is what lead to the compression test to start with but all 6 wires are sparking a good inch or two away from the coils thanks in advance
#13 of 28 Re: Explorer Won't Idle [dodgekbad]
Oct 19, 2008 (6:15 pm)
have you checked the throttle position sensor or the 02 sensor
#14 of 28 Re: Explorer Won't Idle [dodgekbad]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I had the same problem. It is the idle air control valve and VERY easy to fix. The IAC is located on the top of the motor under the cover. Take off the cover (6 screws), unbolt the IAC (2 bolts), unplug it and give it a good soaking with carb cleaner inside. Reinstall it and you should not have any problems. If problems persist, replace the part (<$100). Best fit is a Motorcraft part from a Ford store as I've found that replacements from independent stores have the connector located on top which prevents the cover from being reinstalled correctly.
Jan 24, 2009 (1:06 pm)
what about an o2 sensor? check it out.
Apr 26, 2009 (5:48 pm)
I have a 2002 explorer it was runnig good .now cant get rpm go up 2500 change spark plug +wires ang the crank sensor but no luck, some sait to check the catalic converte, anysugestion please help