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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1998 Ford Explorer stalling
Well Chad, you could check a few things that are free. I would clean and make sure both battery connections are tight. You can use a mixture of water and baking soda to dissolve most of the corrosion on your battery terminals. If you have a battery terminal brush that would be even better. There are a number of things it could be and this is just one step in eliminating a few things. If that doesn't work or help, I would check all the cables for a possible bad or loose ground, you could also have a short somewhere. From the minimal information you gave, it sounds like an electrical problem. Without witnessing the vehicle acting up myself, it's kind of hard to help you out in more depth. If you can provide a few more details, maybe we can find the problem.
Let us know how you do.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
If the fuel gauge drops off when you are driving then its a sending unit problem that means you have to drop the tank and replace the float and sending unit. This is a common problem for alot of cars because of cheap gas. If you have to drop the tank check the fuel pump canster for dirt because of cheap gas. Replace the fuel pump strainer and fuel pump filter. If the car or truck has about 100,000 miles you might want to change the fuel pump at that time also just to cover your back. If you take it to a shop they will charge you at least $900 to start. But if you do it yourself it will cost you about $200 dollars maybe alittle more.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
SOURCE: 2001 ford focus zx3 stalling
It could be a lot of things, check the gas cap, vacuum leak, IAC, may need a tune-up ( check plugs, wires, air filter), seizing pulley, timing issue (check CKP sensor and CMP sensor), sticking valves, misfire, Fuel line pressure, or an issue with CAT or muffler.Good luck.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
If there is a Auto Zone around your area, have them scan the Explorer for any DTC codes since it's fee of charge. But in the mean time buy a can of MAF cleaner and follow the instructions and also buy a can of Trottle body cleaner and follow the instructions on the can. Clean the MAF and the Throttle body, also try to get the Idle Air Control falve cleaned too which is on the throttle body. So use up the whole can of Throttle body cleaner and it would not hurt to use two cans. Once everything is cleaned that should fix the problem, the other thing to that would cause your poor idle and stalling is a bad or dirty EGR valve which can be cleaned with Carburetor cleaner since it's stronger then the Throttle body cleaner, just remove the EGR and spray the Carbon build away and place back in place. Note: the Carb cleaner is to strong for the gaskets used on the throttle body so don't use it on the throttle body. Good luck and this should help get your Explorer running 100% soon.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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