Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
One night someone put oil or transmission fluid in my gas tank. without know this i tried to start my 96 ford explorer it wouldn't start and it sounded really funny. when it finally started it sounded like it was missing and like a lifter was knocking. i know this was not right cause it was running fine the night before. i started checking things when i found oil on my spark plugs. i checked my oil but the level haven't changed any from the prevous day. i noticed to i had white and black smoke coming from my tail pipe. i took my gas tank off and dumped it into a pan it was black but it also had a red tint and smelled like transmission fluid. now it seem like i have two dead cylinder but when i pull out all of my spark plugs they have gas on the ends. i put all new plugs and wire and it still seems like two cylinders are dead. all of the plug are firing i've chacked them one by one. the reason i think i have two dead cylinders is i pulled off the wires at the coilpack one by one (while it was running) and the engine didn't change when i took off two of them number 4 plug and number 6 plug.
Unless someone put a large amount of oil or trans fluid in it then it would not cause a major problem.would cause some smoke from exhaust but it would take like a gallon to make this happen. you probably have a coil going bad .
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
When things like that come about I would do this: flush out the tank then put some new gas in it and do it again after that I would change out the sparks plugs and then if you car does not start after that I would call a mechanic and they will help you get some ideas from what to do next.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
NOW VERIFY IF THE INJECTORS ARE FIRING OR CLOGGED OR THE COIL PACK ISNT FIRING.GET A FUEL PRESSURE GUAGE & TEST LIGHT TO HELP YOU OUT.IF YOUR SURE ABOUT THAT TRANS FLUID IN YOUR GAS TANK DEFINATELY CHANGE THE GAS FILTER & PUT SOME FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER IN THE GAS.AFTER YOU FIGURE OUT YOUR PROBLEM.GOOD LUCK
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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