Re: Expedition starting trouble.
This could be caused by many problems. I'd check the computer for stored
codes (even if no light), ignition and fuel delivery.
"RFan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for asking.
> It sputters and dies. Actually, when the problem occurs, it tbreifly tries
> to idle a such a low rpm that there's no way it should keep running, and,
> if I'm quick enough before it dies, trying to tap the gas pedal to bring
> it around has no effect.
> It's times like this that I wish it had a carb, and plugs I could see :-)
> "JohnR66" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "RFan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> '98 Expedition, 5.4L cranks fine, will start to run but then dies
>>> immediately. This has happened in the past once or twice, but today was
>>> the first time it happened repeatedly. After about 10 tries it finnally
>>> stayed running and seems to be just fine now after stopping and
>>> restarting several times. The check engine light has not come on at all
>>> to give me a hint as to what might be flaking out.
>>> Has anyone experienced similar symptoms? 86k miles now. Tune-up done at
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> How does it quit? Is like it someone turned off the ignition? This would
>> point to a possible bad electical connection. If it sputters and dies, it
>> could still be that or a host of other problems.