Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
I have a 2004 Ford Explorer (Sport, maybe?). I recently ran into a strange situation. When I was in a 35 mph, 10-mile construction zone at midnight in Pennsylvania, I set the cruise control at 35 mph. As I was going down a small hill, the car stalled. After the initial panic (every light on the dash came on & I had no acceleration or power steering/brakes), I stopped, turned the car off and then turned it back on. It started with no problem at all. After a few miles, I put it back on cruise control and it stalled again as I went down the next hill. So, it seems that this Explorer will stall at slow speeds, when on cruise control (and possibly because going downhill). Just a few days ago, I had the cruise control set at 65 and then used the 'Coast' feature to slow down because I was exiting onto a 35 mph road - the car stalled at about 40-45 mph (but the car was going UP a very small hill). I saw one forum that mentioned Explorers having problems with a PCM (Power Train Control Module) needing flashed with new software - or a throttle body assembly fault allowing RPMs to drop too low (below 500?). Do you know why this 2004 Explorer stalls whenever the cruise control is set and it is going at a slow speed?
You sould have recieved a "recall" notice in the mail about the cruise control for fire and failure issues. they are adding a fusable link where the cruise control harness connects to the brake master cylinder. if you have not had the recall performed yet you should SERIOUSLY consider getting it done, mainly so it doesnt catch fire, but "could" be the result of the failure you've been experiancing! btw, almost ALL Ford vehicles have been affected with the cruise control recall. hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
Cruise control was designed for freeway long distance driving not for low speed around town. you might want to clean your injectors also
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