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P1295 and p1298 codes came up for my 2004 ford explorer, car shudders when left to idle and then shuts off. Restarts fine now but wasn't turning on before. What is wrong with my car?

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Check battery voltage when idling. Could have vacuum leak if it runs a little rough, or dirty spark plugs. I'll look in nother manual for that code. don-ohio (:^)

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2016

    We took the car to auto zone they checked battery was 100% there is extra air coming from the fan as well as air flow coming from the belt area. Could I have a clog somewhere?

  • don-ohio Dec 06, 2016

    I can't find that code in my manuals,but it could be a fuel system code. Have you replaced the fuel filter in the last 20,000 miles?
    I don't know what you mean by extra air? Please elaborate? don-ohio (:^)

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