Question about 1995 Ford Explorer
1995 Explorer (4x4 auto trans) has been not able to hold 1000 rpms at idle and frequently stalls. When this problem was occurring a year ago it was recommended that I replace the Idle Air Control, which subsequently fixed the problem for about a year. I moved up from San Diego to a cooler Portland, OR and the problem began acting up as soon as temps dropped (i don;t know if that's any correlation).
So I took off the IAC and cleaned it thoroughly with Electrical parts cleaner and being a fairly new part, there was not a whole lot to clean out. The interesting thing is that as soon as I put the part back on the truck ran perfectly for about 2 hours (aprox 30 miles of driving). Then all of the sudden it started not being able to hold idle when stopped at a light. Do I have a defective IAC or is it something else that I am missing?
It could be the Idle Position Sensor . Since the IAC was cleaned .
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