1999 ford explorer 4.0, 36000 miles, properly maintained. Problem= when the weather changed this year, say 34 degrees or below,I have been having a problem with cold start idle, wants to and will die, but restart is fine. If you keep idle up with accelerator for 60-90 secs all is OK, and will then idle. Input please :?:
At that low mileage I doubt you have any bad parts but... First thing to
do is run it across the scan tool to see what it tells you. If you don't
get any codes or have a strange datastream, try doing a quick clean on the
throttle body and IAC in that order.
Maybe you just need to put the winter air in the tires. Yeah, that's the ticket. :rolleyes: :D
I'll check the winter air in the morning.( hope that will help ) I did have the injectors cleaned two weeks ago whe I had the oil and trans fluid changed. I can't run codes, so I guess a trip to the garage is on tap. Thanks :(
That's the way it is nowadays. Going beyond a simple visual inspection without a scan is playing Russian Roulette. Well, you get the idea.
Is the stalling problem a regular occurance(in the cold like you said) or
is it an intermittent problem? I'm asking because my boss just got a used
'02 explorer sport-track with a 4.0l. He had an occasional stalling
problem with it but it rarely happens...he only has 25k on it. I think
it's a "hiccup" in the ecm's personally because i've heard a lot of people
with this problem.
oh yeah, keep up real good on your maintenence with the 4.0l...ford dealership tech-friend of mine told me they are notorious for timing chain failure as they approach the 100k mile area. I've seen it shear the crank pulley and front section of the crank out of the timing cover. Enjoy that quality ford product! ;)
You bet, I've done the Russian roulette crap to many times, money money money. The only bad thing is the quality of the supposedly ASE cert. mechanics in this area, it's pretty damn sad. I hate to put them down, but if I had the tools they have I fell I could do as good of a job as they can. Just seems like they don't want to think, or are determined with a one solution fix.
No, this is not a stalling problem, just a cold idle, like if it set overnight in 30 degree weather. No driving, stopping idle problems.
Well ,the night temp has been down in the teens lately, and the problem seems to have traveled to a warmer climate. I'M SURE :rolleyes:
UPDATE: Took vehicle to ford garage, said there was a recall for camshaft
tensioner and intake manifold gaskets, ordered parts, no charge. I have
never received a recall notice for this. Did the maximum research I could
do and only came up with tech.serv.bul. 00m12. They want $10 to download
bulletin. Does anyone have access to the bullentins ? I would like to read it, but not for 10 bucks. Anyone? Thanks.
sounds like what my truck was doing
question, is it an automatic? if so, check the fluid levels in the tranny
That's a good TSB number for your Explorer. The reason you didn't recieve
a recall notice is because it was what's called a campaign. Basically a
campaign is a recall that is only taken care of if the customer has a
complaint. Yep, it's shitty business but absolutely legal.
Sorry I didn't come up with this for you, it just doesn't get cold enough down here to cause that problem so I'm just not familiar with it. I can't come up with a way to send you a copy of this TSB for both technical and legal reasons. However, if you go to http://www.alldata.com/ you can get yourself a one year subscription so you can look at ALL recalls, campaigns, TSB's etc for your vehicle. It costs $25 a year but is well worth it for owners of late model vehicles as it's updated within a week of manufacturer updates.
I appreciate your reply and help. They are suppose to do repairs this tues, of course this dealer won't even stock spark plugs,( had to order parts, took a week) you would figure with a campaign of this sort, they would have some parts on hand. That's what you get for living in the sticks. I will consider the alldata route. Thanks(I Think) :laughing:
MY dads 98 explorer had the same power.. You'd have to drive it throwing it
in nuetral at stop lights and such so it would not die... not much fun.
It took it about 10-20 minutes to warm up though..
This was not the problem, unless you drove on a cold start. After 45 to 90 seconds of patting the gas it would idle. From my understanding this campaign is good for 5 yrs-75,000 miles.
Lectroid, what was the problem? I'm having the same issue.