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2002ford truck explorer when i frist start my truck it will stall out a few times then wiil run good for awhile then for some reason stall out 3 or 4 times some times i can drive for 150 miles with no stalling and other times it will stall every few miles I can start it right back up by putting it in newtroll and sometime if it ready to stall and you pump the gas it will keep running help

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  • Pamela Scahffer
    Pamela Scahffer Aug 25, 2008

    I need to add a few more things that happen to my 2002 ford explorer the gas light comes on when its ready to stall too do you thank its the controll valve still ? I WAS WONDERING if it could have any thing to do with the plugs? thanks so much for your help pam schaffer

  • Pamela Scahffer
    Pamela Scahffer Aug 28, 2008

    yes the fuel millage is bad SUCKS the gas gage and the thief light both come on when the truck tries to stall and if i pump the gas most of the time i can keep the truck running thanks for your time im having someone trie what you said on saturday ill let you know how it turns out and if you have any more input let me know thanks again and wish me luck ha ha



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It sounds to me that you idle controll valve isnt responding (could be dirty) get a can of carb cleaner and clean the thottle body inside and with the engine running. squirt just a little and the engine will start to stall and the idle air controll will start to open ( you will hear it start sucking) then spray more in sperts try to keep the engine running at idle . this will make the engine RPM's change and open and close the idle controll valve thus cleaning it. when done save some carb spray. put the air cleaner hose back on. and start the engine and with the engine idling spray around the intake and base of throttle body if the rpms change you have a vaccume leak than will need to be repaired.
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  • paul erickson
    paul erickson Aug 26, 2008

    if your not sure about the spark plugs that is always the best place to start. unless you just install new one. do the full tune up to start. and let me know how it turns out (is your fuel millage bad?)



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