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Engine surging; dieseling upon shutoff; airy release sound

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by MistahYebba, October 25, 2015.

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  1. MistahYebba

    MistahYebba Active Member

    June 29, 2015
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    Clearwater, Florida
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    2005 Ford Explorer XLT

    so problem after problem that comes up on my truck, I try to address each one accordingly..

    Recently I've been having an issue where the car is surging very frequently and rhythmically.

    At a complete stop in gear, the car surges "vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom" and the RPMs quickly rise and drop repeatedly maybe 50RPMs.

    Once driving, I can't really feel the effects of this.

    Now, I believe these two issues to be related...

    I also am having a hard time killing the engine.

    When I turn off the key, it diesels.... (engine knocking and shaking the entire Ex trying as hard as possible to not turn off it seems..)

    I have tried waiting like 30 seconds to see if it eventually dies, but it just won't...

    to get around this problem, I simply turn the electronics on and the engine begins purring right away again... then I turn the key off again.

    It takes like 6-7 attempts before I finally get the engine to shut off.

    When it does.... it's strangely accompanied by the sound of a school bus coming to a stop. Like a big release of air coming from underneath the hood.. and then it stinks really bad like burnt exhaust.

    but no visible signs of anything harmful..

    and that's it. I park the car and go home!

    I'd like to fix this problem though, so any ideas are greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:
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  3. iLoveMyExploder

    iLoveMyExploder Active Member

    October 11, 2015
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    i am no expert..... but for the surging- my truck was doing that too, but only when the engine was cold. I cleaned the butterfly throttle choke thingie, and the MAF sensor... and it doesn't do that anymore...

    for the dieseling thing... maybe a vacuum line issue, maybe a sensor or something?

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