The throttle body needs taken off and cleaned behind the butterfly.(4 bolts and the air intake hose clamp)Answeri have a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, basically the same vehicle. we also have this problem. we had it looked at twice. they cleaned the catalytic converters, it was fine for a few months. now it's back again. we either have to backout of the driveway, go dead, crank back up, go... or sit there in neutral and rev it for about 5 minutes, then it's fine. I'm no expert, but the symptoms just sounded the same. go have your catalytic convertors checked... Answersounds like it's the idle air control, small cylender on the top side of the intake, near the throttle body, two wires going to it, two bolts holding it on, if it gets dirty it chokes down the air going to the engine at idle, remove and clean with carb and choke cleaner. let dry reinstall.
ken.AnswerIt is your IAC (idle air control) valve, located on the throttle body. You can try cleaning the throttle body like the first guy said, that may help; it did wonders for my Ranger once. AnswerI had this problem and it progressively got worse and worse... You really have to take it to someone who knows fords and worked in a Ford dealership. The first person who diagnosed the problem said the intake was dirty an the fuel line was dirty, and all 4 O2 sensors needed to be replaced, total cost of $1,500. Too much for me, so I took it to a guy that used to work in the ford dealership. This guy laughed when I told him about the prior quote... He has seen this problem over and over again in explorers and all it needs is a O-ring on the intake. The whole job cost me $400 and the truck now runs like a champ. AnswerAnother possability is that there are several culprits. You may have dirty fuel injectors (FI) which in turn cause havoc with the O2 sensors. If one FI is working properly and another is clogged causing a stream of fuel to be injected, the O2 sensors will attempt to add or remove fuel and essentially chase the problem.
It will for maybe 3 seconds , when the key is turned to the run position , before you start the Explorer
Do you mean no crank/no start or crank/no start.... to put it simply, does the engine turn over?
the blades in the engine start running
Whats wrong when an 86 ford aerostar keeps trying to start after the engine is running?
It is getting fuel/spark/ compression?
Yes, but not necessary.
put a little bit on gas in the carb and start it up
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I remember reading a fellows comments , he had a similar problem where his Explorer would not start when the engine was warm but after cooling off for a while it would start , and it turned out to be his COIL PACK Just an idea
They start to sputter,stall and stop running.
It cranks the engine over in order for it to start running.
It won't run, or it will run for a minute and not start again.
depends on the type of engine, general rules are remove the spark plugs, squirt in a few ozs oil, turn the engine over for 1 minute, replace plugs, then start it..
Yes, it will start. But know that every minute you run the engine you are doing damage.
Check for: fuel, spark, compression
1. Does the fuel pump relay click on at all?
ive always heard it takes more to start but i guess it depends how long its running.
Absolutely not. Talk to a doctor, make sure you are healthy enough and maybe try to lose some of your gut before you start. The trick is to start slowly with interval training. Mix walking with your running and be very disciplined in the timing of the intervals. For example start with 1 minute running and two minutes walking and slowly increase your running times keeping the walking interval at one to two minutes. Try to add a minute of running every week. Don't worry about speed and be aware of what is going on in your body.
Yes you can but not with the engine running. If you do this the alternator will kick in and transfer more amps than your bike can handle. Jump start it from a cold battery without the engine running and you'll be A OK!
Some cars will knock for th first minute or so on a cold start until the oil starts to circulate through the engine
fuel pumps bad
If the engine is running, you will destroy the starter and possibly the flywheel/pressure plate.
if it won't start at all after running it could be vapor locked. try opening the gas cap for a minute and see if that works.
Most cooling fans come on low speed around 150 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless, your running the air conditioner or the defroster. Turning on your air will also activate the cooling fan.
could be your coil pack / igntion moduel / or fuel pump
The alternator is run by a belt connected to the engine. When the engine is running the alternator is turning. The alternator is what produces the electrical current that charges the battery & powers everything electrical while the engine is running. the battery is mainly to start the engine.