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    Rev hang 93 4.0 V6 any ideas ????

    Hey everyone I have a 1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0, when I rev it slowly idles down I fixed most of the vacuum leaks but there's still one I think, it's starting to get on my nerves and I was wondering what I could do to fix it. Also it has a hard start problem after sitting truck has Brand new...
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    97 Ford Explorer 5.0 AWD ( Hard Starting Issue)

    I recently did an engine rebuild on my 97 5.0 put everything back to stock no super modifications just a normal rebuild, i didn't have this issue before i had did the rebuild, side note it took about a month so the car sat for a month, fuel tank was full. fast forward to now, im still having...
  3. J

    Trying to track down lean codes (P0171, P0174)

    I have been getting the lean codes for Bank 1 and Bank 2. I clean and replaced MAF. I had previously replaced the famous vacuum elbow (and it's still good). I have had a smoke test done to find any other vacuum leaks. A small amount of smoke came from the EGR, replaced it. The codes have...
  4. S

    Baffled, to say the least...

    So, I'm a Ford guy, and got my hands on a 2004 Explorer Sport Trac. Put on some bells and whistles, including 2 seperate sets of lights. I originally tapped into fuse #25(cluster and 4x4), which I am now severely regretting, as it has caused a parasitic drain I must hunt down. Once the...
  5. J

    Hard cold start

    I have a 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer v6 vin E that has been having problems when first starting up. It started during the winter when it would get below 30F but has continued into the spring months. When I try and start it one of three things will happen: It will start and immediately rev up to...
  6. L

    1999 Explorer 4.0 OHV Trouble Shooting

    I know this question has been asked a lot but I need help. I bought this exploder and it has a hard start situation most of the time and check engine light with the infamous lean bank 1 and 2. The hard starting is random, sometimes it will start right up after sitting overnight. Temperature...
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    2003 Explorer Sport started hard, popped, died, restarted runs rough and terrible.

    Yesterday afternoon I went to start my 2003 Ford Explorer Sport (4.0 SOHC, Automatic, 2WD, 160,000 miles) and it popped; smoke came from under the hood. I assumed it was electrical; however, there are no noticeable charred wires or melted components. Upon opening the hood, there was some...
  8. N

    Hard to start when cool

    Hi guys, I have been lurking here for a while and this board has been super helpful to me in the past. Unfortunately I could not find an answer to my question from searching so now I have to ask. My 2000 XLT (5.0 AWD 140,000 miles) has been hard to start the last few mornings. It has been...
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    fuel issue? HELP!!

    i have a 1991 explorer eb 180,00 miles. ive had it for a year and it has always started alittle hard but ALWAYS started on the first try. recently i went to start it and it just turned over and turned over for about 10 or 15 seconds, then would start. so i kept driving it like that, then...
  10. N

    Hard Start when hot, Exhaust Noise from Engine

    I have a 2000 XLT 4.0 OHV that will not start when warm without pumping the accelerator, then when it starts it has a rough idle, and a noise coming from the valve covers/manifold area of the engine, that sounds like an exhaust leak. I cannot isolate it to a point or locate anything wrong. I...
  11. S

    '88 2.9 Hot Hard Start

    Hi, My 88 Ranger SC started giving me problems @ 10 days ago. I have had the same issue in the past but it went away for at least 6 months. It reappeared after our first cold rainy day of fall. Anyway, It will start right up first thing in the morning but is a bear to get started once she...
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    Hard start problem with my 1988 Ranger 2.9L.

    hi my name is frank, i am new to this forum. i have a 1988 ranger supercab i just bought for $500.00.-- 2.9l, auto, supercab , i also have a 1987 standard cab with a 2.3 5 speed, its pretty rough body wise, so i am just using it for parts my son wants to put a small block in it and drag race...
  13. M

    hardstart with codes P0191 & P1233

    Hello All. I am a new member and have a problem 2004 Explorer giving codes P0191 & P1233. I have identifed what the codes mean, but not how to fix. I took it to a mechanic last week with no check engine light or known code, it has been "hard starting" and gradually getting worse. It was...
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