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Old 10-07-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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2000 Explorer won't start...

I haven't driven our explorer for a while now...maybe 2-3 weeks. Tonight
(it's raining), I am about to go take it for a drive, and it won't start.
Looks like it's about to start, but it doesn't catch. I try it a few times,
then try the gas with it. It starts....but then dies when I let go of the
gas again. Meanwhile, check engine, check gage, check battery lights all
come on.

Any ideas?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Adam


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Old 10-07-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

The classic symptoms of the IAC valve. Try removing it and cleaning it
out with WD-40. If it still does not work, it might be time for a new
one.
It should be on top of the intake manifold on the SOHC V6 if that's the
engine you have. I think it might be in the same location for the other
engines, but I'm not sure.

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Old 10-07-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

NO!!!!! WD40 contains silicon... this is bad kharma for O2 sensors....


"Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:1128744384.933958.174110@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> The classic symptoms of the IAC valve. Try removing it and cleaning it
> out with WD-40. If it still does not work, it might be time for a new
> one.
> It should be on top of the intake manifold on the SOHC V6 if that's the
> engine you have. I think it might be in the same location for the other
> engines, but I'm not sure.
>



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Old 10-08-2005, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

Jim, I doubt that WD40 contains silicon (which is "sand"). I do not even
think it contains "silicone" which may be what you are trying to say, unless
it is unlabeled as such.
Steve

"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> NO!!!!! WD40 contains silicon... this is bad kharma for O2 sensors....
>
>
> "Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:1128744384.933958.174110@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> The classic symptoms of the IAC valve. Try removing it and cleaning it
>> out with WD-40. If it still does not work, it might be time for a new
>> one.
>> It should be on top of the intake manifold on the SOHC V6 if that's the
>> engine you have. I think it might be in the same location for the other
>> engines, but I'm not sure.
>>

>
>



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Old 10-08-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

Here's what WD-40 website says. look where it says "What does WD-40
contain?"

http://www.wd40.com/Brands/wd40_faqs.html

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Old 10-08-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

Awesome. It worked! First thing I ever fixed with it. Thanks.


"Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> The classic symptoms of the IAC valve. Try removing it and cleaning it
> out with WD-40. If it still does not work, it might be time for a new
> one.
> It should be on top of the intake manifold on the SOHC V6 if that's the
> engine you have. I think it might be in the same location for the other
> engines, but I'm not sure.
>



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Old 10-08-2005, 19:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

In light of mike's post, I stand corrected... however, we should tread
carefully on grammar and such at times... A good portion of the world spells
"colour" incorrectly as well as neighbour and endeavour..... I'll dig into
my roots and also suggest that even more don't know how to spell tyre and
gaol (tire and jail for the colonists).

Besides, I do pretty good for a grade 8 drop-out.. 8^)


"sf/gf" <sf90006@kart.com> wrote in message
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> Jim, I doubt that WD40 contains silicon (which is "sand"). I do not even
> think it contains "silicone" which may be what you are trying to say,

unless
> it is unlabeled as such.
> Steve
>
> "Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
> news:YVH1f.6027$y_1.630@edtnps89...
> > NO!!!!! WD40 contains silicon... this is bad kharma for O2 sensors....
> >
> >
> > "Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
> > news:1128744384.933958.174110@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >> The classic symptoms of the IAC valve. Try removing it and cleaning it
> >> out with WD-40. If it still does not work, it might be time for a new
> >> one.
> >> It should be on top of the intake manifold on the SOHC V6 if that's the
> >> engine you have. I think it might be in the same location for the other
> >> engines, but I'm not sure.
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 10-08-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> In light of mike's post, I stand corrected... however, we should tread
> carefully on grammar and such at times... A good portion of the world
> spells
> "colour" incorrectly as well as neighbour and endeavour..... I'll dig into
> my roots and also suggest that even more don't know how to spell tyre and
> gaol (tire and jail for the colonists).
>
> Besides, I do pretty good for a grade 8 drop-out.. 8^)
>

Dunno what grade 8 is but how did they manage to spell "disc" as "rotor",
or "wing" as "fender", or "tap" as "Faucet", or "arse" as "fanny", or
"spanner" as "wrench", or "aluminium" as "aluminum", etc, etc, etc.
It's a funny ol' world...

Simon H
;-) ;-) ;-)



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Old 10-08-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

Jim Warman wrote:
> In light of mike's post, I stand corrected... however, we should tread
> carefully on grammar and such at times... A good portion of the world spells
> "colour" incorrectly as well as neighbour and endeavour..... I'll dig into
> my roots and also suggest that even more don't know how to spell tyre and
> gaol (tire and jail for the colonists).



You forget that both silicon and silicone are real words, and that they
mean different things.
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Explorer won't start...

Silicon is an element, atomic weight 14. In its crystalline and highly
purified form it's the stuff that computer chips are made of.

Siicone is a semi-organic polymer. Among other uses, its physiological
inertness and physical properties made it a good candidate for augmenting
some body parts -- until we learned better.

So it's not a question of spelling, but of chemistry at this time. Yet I
have no clue how we got into this debate. Does any of the two have anything
to do with Explorers?


"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> In light of mike's post, I stand corrected... however, we should tread
> carefully on grammar and such at times... A good portion of the world

spells
> "colour" incorrectly as well as neighbour and endeavour



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