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01 Explorer sport stalls at cold start up.

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Old 01-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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01 Explorer sport stalls at cold start up.

Hi i am a Explorer Noob! i have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 with a 4.0 SOHC engine, it starts up when cold in the summer time but in the winter time it keeps stalling and i have to drive it like a "clutch " till it warms up. does anyone know whats wrong with it? i will be on this forum with many questions and answers.


my Explorer when i bought it in 2006 it had 138,000 miles now it has 177,387 miles on it and it still runs strong !
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the stock 95-01 section. Clean the MAF sensor, IAC solenoid, intake manifold, and the throttle body. Check the ECT sensor.
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Hi i am a Explorer Noob! i have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 with a 4.0 SOHC engine, it starts up when cold in the summer time but in the winter time it keeps stalling and i have to drive it like a "clutch " till it warms up. does anyone know whats wrong with it? i will be on this forum with many questions and answers.


my Explorer when i bought it in 2006 it had 138,000 miles now it has 177,387 miles on it and it still runs strong !
These engines have issues with the intake manifold gaskets. When it warms up they expand and seal.
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Oh i see i cleaned the MAF sensor by the air filter and changed the IAC on top of the intake, also i replaced the throttle body sensoe where the valve is that opens and closes between thte filter and throttle body so i guess i need to replace the intake manifold gasket this summer.

whats the ECT sensor where is it?
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The ECT is the engine coolant temperature sensor.
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Lower intake manifold gaskets are where I'd put my money.




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