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Cold start I have a 99 ford explorer and only in the winter i have a hard time getting it to idle and it runs rough i have to keep pushing on the gas brought it to a shop and they told me it was water in the gas but thats not it. When i have it plugged in it still does it. also once i get it warm it will run fine.

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  • nichloas Jan 13, 2009

    yes i am i have no problem with it in the summer also i have been looking around do you think i could be the IAC valve

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    are u using the correct grade of fuel, which is 87 Octane?

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Try this procedure:
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake. One last note have u done a fuel pump pressure bleed down test? it should not loose more than 5 PSI in 24 hours.

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