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93 Ford Explorer when idle turn on shuts off when put in gear

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  • chine7a Sep 23, 2009

    I checked those to replace the sensor still doing same thing



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Idle Air Control valve.
the little valve can get clogged with oil, dirt, and carbon build up. you can try to clean this by removing it and with carb spray cleaner and an old tooth brush scrub it a bit otherwise a str8 replacement with new gasket. it is located on the throttle body after the throttle plate section. Your local Aut parts store shouldbe able to print out a component diagram or at least be able to show you where it is.

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  • Rob Bruce Sep 23, 2009

    then plz have a full computer diagnostics run on the vehicle adn then you will have an idea of what is the problem and how to get it fixed. There are a number of individual things and any combination of failed sensors that could lead to your symptoms.


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HI" have you check your throttle plate to see if is dirty clean whit brake cleaner or carb cleaner ,IMPORTANT engine off keys in your pocket ... have someone step on gas pedal to keep throttle plate open use a toothbrush to scrub good hope this helps,you can tell if throttle is dirty if idles to low still check see if dirty

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  • jesus Rojo Sep 23, 2009

    have you check tr switch or safety neutral switch and wire harness for contact this switch can cause engine to stall ,if you have access to scanner check the data



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