Question about 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

Spark plugs and wires

Recently changed out plugs and plug wires. now truck acts like it wants to stall and skip. is there something that i have to reset?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    i have the same truck and it did the same thing so i replaced the plugs and still the same so i replaced fuel filter and now is ok no more problems ***** beaudin_4@hotmail.com

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 541 Answers

When you replaced the plugs, are you sure that they were gapped properly? If not, double check that and also whether they seated properly- also put anti-seize compound on the threads in case you failed to the first time. Also check the fit of the plug wires to make sure they attach to the plug properly. When you pull them off you should hear a little popping sound. If the vehicle doesn't idle smoothly, you will need to confirm that you have not put the wrong wire on th wrong plug. Make sure you remove one plug and one wire at a time to avoid this. Check the fit of the plug wire at the distributer end as well.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1994 toyoata hilux 22r engine wont idle it stalls an when put in drive it stalls too engine shakes an sounds like its got a miss done sparkplugs leds an distributor an info to help wot may be plz ?


Try spark plug wires.. Pull off one spark plug wire at a time to see which cylinder is not firing. When you find one not firing change the wire to another plug.. both ends dist and plug end. If problems travels to new location the plug wire is at fault. if it does not travel there is something wrong with that cylinder. Could be something as simple as a fuel filter. R22 is one of the best engines ever.

May 12, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

After engine warms up, at crusing speeds, it stalls as if the ignition is cutting out or the fuel pump is failing. I can turn the ignition off while still rolling, turn it back on and the problem go


you need a person to do , diagnosis. since it is repeatable, it can be found.
Ill presume you can not save the stall with a fast acting right foot, !!!
one can drive with a timing light attached, trigger taped down and see if in fact spark did go away.
there are only 3 fail paths. G16B engine , MAF based. MPI motor.
lost of compression hot. 98s have solid lifters , skipping the 60k mile service invites this failure. as does a snapped cam belt. do the service.
lost spark hot. (a tune up, cap,rotor,wire-set, spark plugs)
lost fuel (lost fuel pressure ) do a full fuel pressure test.
do at least the 5 tests, listed here.
http://www.fixkick.com/INJECTORS/pump.html

Apr 11, 2013 | 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

1 Answer

When i hit the gas the car acts like its going to stall 95 cadillac sls do you think its a bad spark plug


one bad spark plug will give you a miss. 8 bad spark plugs could cause your symptoms, but I would be checking fuel pressure, and throttle position sensor signals. If all your sparkplugs were bad it would run lousy all the time, not just when you hit the gas. Also, if you are going to change the plugs, change the plug wires as well.

Sep 02, 2011 | Cadillac Seville Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 98 Sunfire is idling very rough. How do I check if it's a miss fire or something else. just recently replaced fuel filter and plugs


did you just replace the plugs or replace ignition wires, rotor, and cap (or) ignition coils if applicable? and you check whether its fuel or spark problem by running the engine and taking the plug wire off the spark plug and seeing if there is spark and noting any change in the engine, if the engine runs rough(er) or stalls then you know there is no problem spark related with that cylender, if no change occours when you take the plug wire off the plug then you know there is either a no spark condition (you will be able to see if this is the case) or if there is spark and it is a fuel problem. self explanatory, if everything you test for passes then you probably have internal engine damage. recommended that you use rubber grip pliers when you take the plug wires off while the engine is running, do not ground yourself. Hope this helps! Joseph.

Dec 04, 2010 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

I have a friend who owns a bmw 323i that is a 2000 and it is skipping and he like to know what could cause this problem to make his car act like this..


I would start by giving the car a tune up. New spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter, and air filter. Usually a car skipping is caused by needing new spark plug wires and spark plugs.

Nov 02, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

My 2005 ford ranger will skip every once and awille as though it wants to stall


When was the last time you changed your plugs wires ...spark plugs ...rotor ...and cap ....how about your fuel filter ....and air filter ect ....do you have coils ?if so ...maybe they need replacing too ....

Jan 02, 2010 | 2005 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

I need the firing order for the spark plugs and plug wires I recently changed them and something is not in the correct order


0c41a37.gif
Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question!

May 23, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Tacoma

1 Answer

Flashing Check Engine Light 99 Camry


light flashes when comp. picks up a skip pull code and it will be po300 random miss p0301 p0302 p0303 p0304 all are for that # cyl that has the miss best bet change wires and plugs check for oil on wire to plug end in spark plug hole leaking valve cover gasket or spark plug tubes...

Dec 31, 2008 | 1999 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Rough idle after new plugs and fluctuating RPM's


Check that you have installed correct type of spark plugs and wires are well fitted. SPARK PLUG 3.5 V6 Type Champion RC10PYP4 Plug gap 1.0-1.1 mm (0.039-0.043 in.)

Jun 02, 2008 | 2002 Hyundai XG350

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...