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Old 12-18-2013, 17:36   #1 (permalink)
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Had my truck in the trans shop for 2 months getting the correct transfer case installed then returned home, drove a couple days and now I am sitting once again. Truck was running just fine when the O.D. light came on and the selector switch did nothing. I came home, shut it off for 5 min. then thought maybe to go thru the 4x4 motions to see if I can reset it. Well I backed out and just as I was going to put it in park it sputtered and died. Tried to start and it started but ratteled and died, tried to start and it turned over but no start, not even tried to hit just spun over. Checked fuel pressure and had to cycle 2 times to get 40lbs but it stayed there but still no start. I let it sit a day or so and it would almost act like it wanted to start then sputter and just turn over. Try to start right away and it just spins and spins. Have spark as well. Where do I start? crank position sensor. pcm. PLEASE HELP AS I AM TAKING CITY BUS SERVICE IN 10' weather. burr burr chilly. Thanks Jon
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Re: Very frustrated '97 Explorer 4.0 sohc

on your shift handle thirs a little button that en gages the over drive button
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:58   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Very frustrated '97 Explorer 4.0 sohc

Push the throttle half way when trying to start. Possible IAC ( idle air control ) sticking. If you have fuel,spark,then you need to make sure you have enough air entering.


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Re: Very frustrated '97 Explorer 4.0 sohc

your fuel pressure is 46 lbs minimum. Should go to 65 lbs. You might want to check your
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Thanks for the info, had tried to do the throttle part way to no avail. When I first turn the key on with the pressure gauge hooked up it only rises to 5-7LBS so I cycle the key a couple times and get 40+ LBS. Wouldn't that give it enough to at least try to start. I know it may not run smoothly with this problem but it does not even think about hitting on any cylinders, just turns over. Any help is much apprieciated. Jon
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Re: Very frustrated '97 Explorer 4.0 sohc

The pressure shows in this thread. 96 explorer 4.0 with low fuel pressure?
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