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My 1998 Ford explorer stalls out when I'm on a

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I would suggest you have the fuel pressure monitored while driving, this takes special equipment. Also have a functional test run on the engines automatic idle speed control system, you could have a defective idle speed control valve.

Posted on Feb 07, 2012


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SOURCE: 2002 ford explorer

I would say its your Idle air control valve. Clean your air filter too.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Explorer stalls while driving. As long

vacum leak or idle air controll

Posted on May 28, 2011

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SOURCE: 1998 ford explorer stalls when driving, have to wait 30 minutes

possible fuel pump. Try spraying starting fluid into breather while someone is cranking engine. if vehicle tries to run it is fuel problem. If not it could be an electrical componet overheating and cooling and restarting. Coils, relays, ecm.

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SOURCE: 1996 explorer stalling

Sounds like a bad I.A.C. (idle air control) motor, or I.A.C. switch located on the side of the throttle body (dr. side) if i remember correctly. I ran into this on a '97 sport i used to own, if you go to remove it the screws (phillips head) are usually in there pretty tight. Keep me posted on if it helps.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 ford explorer stalling

if the engine dies at idle like when you hit the brakes at a stop light, most likely itis your IAC idle air control valve. It's the little cyllindrical valve has 2 bolts and an electrical plug located on your throttle body. Unplug it and unbolt. I cleaned mine thoroughly with parts cleaner and also lubricatd with wd40 and put it back on about 18000 miles ago and not an issue yet. fixed my problem. I ll get a new next time

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