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Vehicle shutting off

While slowing down to pull into my driveway, my 2001 Explorer shut off. No vibrations, nothing. Just shut off. It started back up, no problems. I put it in drive and it shut off again. This happened three times, then it would drive fine, no problems. This happened about two days later. Any suggestions.

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    See if it's thrown any codes. That's the first thing to check.

    You can usually find an auto store that will let you use their scanner to read codes.

    I would be suspicious of the fuel pump being intermittent, or the fuel filter. But could also be an electrical issue as well.



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It could be your idle control valve. have your local auto store check it out.

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