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1996 Ford Explorer vibrates when idling. Also have noticed that when I go 80 mph, it "jumps" every few seconds. Like it skips a beat. I don't know how to explain it but it seams to "stall" like if you were accelerating and suddenly stop accelerating for a sec and the whole cabin shakes. Feels like the transmition skips.

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  • snipehunter May 11, 2010

    does it have a 4.0l engine? if so check the intake they were made of plastic and had issues to crack also check the intake gaskets there are two a upper and lower set.

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You have a hesitation. A hesitation is cause be either:
1. bad spark plug
2. bad spark plug wire
3. bad or leaky or plugged injector
4. timing is off
5. leaky vacuum hose

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