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Ford explorer will not idle when cold when warm its fine?

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  • Joe Burdek
    Joe Burdek Jan 03, 2011

    engine size? mileage? What have you done to it recently? What do you think needs to be done? @ tune up plugs wires?
    I'll be waiting

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Replace temputer sensor

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