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My 1999 Explorer surges when at idle, runs fine under power.

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Typically those SUV's are known to have faulty IAC solenoids. What have you done, looked into, or inspected to narrow down your search?
When was the last tune-up? Do you run fuel additives or cleaners?

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Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake. One last note have u done a fuel pump pressure bleed down test? it should not loose more than 5 PSI in 24 hours.

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