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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Ray Carlson, February 12, 2018.

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    1. Ray Carlson

      Ray Carlson New Member

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      1996 Explorer 4.0. Was about 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning warmed truck up for 15 minutes. Went to back out of driveway and when put in reverse it idled very rough and wanted to die. Wouldn’t back up much. O/D light also started flashing. Seemed okay when put in drive.. IAC? Torque converter? Transmission?
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      You think that could be the issue? I replaced the IAC 5 years ago or so
       
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      Cleaning the IAC valve is a good start, and while in the engine bay clean your throttle body, and ensure the flapper has free movement, and does not stick as such can choke off air from the truck, lastly ensure that there are no loose connections at the vacuum lines/air box either
       
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      So I get home from work which I took a different vehicle to, and got in explorer and worked jus fine, was a little low on trans fluid, about 12oz, can the IAC valve be intermittent like that?
       
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      Yes a bad IAC Valve can have intermittent starting and even stalling problems, thus you will need to test such sensor and see how many OHMs your getting you would want to have atleast 10 Ohms but nothing lower than that, I also recommend checking for any transmission leaks under the truck to ensure your have no leak points
       
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      okay, gonna check out iac might jus put another one in it aftermarket for 39$
       
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      Sounds like a plan, though ensure to test the IAC Valve, and do the other advised cleanings so that you covered all your bases/is not spending money when not need yet
       
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      OK, now I am confused. Why waste money?

      I'd rather clean the old OEM IAC than put a cheap one on. If your 5 year old IAC is a cheap aftermarket unit, this may well be the issue. You can clean it faster than getting a new one.
       
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      Check for misfires too. Could be the start of the cracked head syndrome. Do you have an leaks on your transmission lines? That is a bit of fluid to lose.
       

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