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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-07, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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97Explorer problem

I'm in need of some help. I have a 97 ford explorer. When my vehicle is in idle position(like at a red light or stop sign) or at real low speeds(like under 10ish); it just dies. Also the RPM gage is unstable when it is idleing. It doesn't happen always ,but its starting to increase. Currently this is real bothersome, but may end up being dangerous in the future. Like today in the middle of a u-turn my engine just died. I had to quickly put it in park and stop the engine and restart it in traffic. normally it just dies at red lights or stop signs. It doesnt have a problem starting up or moving just at dead stops and real low speeds.Well yeah if anyone has a clue of what might could be wrong and how to fix this. please help.

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Re: 97Explorer problem

Had the same thing happen on my 1997 and turned out to be the Throttle Position Sensor. Probably other things can cause same symptom though so you should check it before replacing it. Requires voltmeter to check.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-07, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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alright thanks for info; ill check that first.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-07, 11:43 AM
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Re: 97Explorer problem

might make sure fuel is getting through all right. Might have clogged fuel filter
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-07, 02:51 AM
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Re: 97Explorer problem

Or even a blocked air filter will give you this problem. Start with the basics.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-07, 05:02 AM
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Idle Air Control valve could also be the problem.
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