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1996 explorer idles rough were it wants to stall but not all the time. Changed plugs wires fuel filter and injecters

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Try cleaning your throttle body. You can spray it with "throttle cleaner and wipe it clena" or you can have your favorite mechanic do it.
Change the air filter at the same time.
If this doesn't do it...try having your fuel system tested for pressure.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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Wow, that's a lot to change without fixing the rough idle.
In school, I was taught that when a driveability problem like this exists, to address things in a certain order.

EICF, or Emission, Ignition, Compression, Fuel.

When you changed the plugs and wires, you addressed the ignition system.

When you changed the fuel filter and injectors, you addressed the fuel system.

The compression and emission controls were not really addressed as far as I can see.

I would scan the computer with an OBD-II Scanner to see what codes might be stored. This may help diagnose the problem fairly quickly.

Good luck, to you.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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