96 Ford Explorer starting problem

96 Ford Explorer starting problem

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Since: May 07

United States

#1 May 23, 2007
All of a sudden, when I start the engine, it just cranks and does not turn over. I don't touch the gas pedal as I don't want to flood the engine, I do it a couple times for 5-8 seconds, wait a bit(min.) and do it again and then catches. It runs really rough(Chuggin)for a few minutes and then runs like top.
Help, please. Thanks.
5point0Explorer

Dallas, TX

#2 Aug 2, 2007
kingfin4 wrote:
All of a sudden, when I start the engine, it just cranks and does not turn over. I don't touch the gas pedal as I don't want to flood the engine, I do it a couple times for 5-8 seconds, wait a bit(min.) and do it again and then catches. It runs really rough(Chuggin)for a few minutes and then runs like top.
Help, please. Thanks.
I wish someone would have replied to your post because I have a '99 Explorer XLT with a 5.0 and it has a very similar problem. When I try to start it, particularly on a warm & humid day, it takes quite a bit of pumping the gas pedal to start it, and then it idles extremly low (about 500 rpm) and rough (the SUV shakes). I have to keep giving it gas (which I can smell from inside the vehicle) or it will definately die, until it finally "warms up" or I drive it for a mile or so. I have heard suggestions to check/replace the Mass Airflow Sensor, the Crankshaft Position Sensor, the Idle Air control Valve, and also to clean the fuel system and injectors (have it all serviced). I know this is alot to check, I don't really know where to begin myself! Hope this helps...
5point0Explorer

Dallas, TX

#3 Aug 2, 2007
kingfin4 wrote:
All of a sudden, when I start the engine, it just cranks and does not turn over. I don't touch the gas pedal as I don't want to flood the engine, I do it a couple times for 5-8 seconds, wait a bit(min.) and do it again and then catches. It runs really rough(Chuggin)for a few minutes and then runs like top.
Help, please. Thanks.
Did you ever get your problem fixed? I believe my problem is with the IAC valve. I tapped on it with a screwdriver while my Explorer was idling low at 500rpm, and it immediately revved up to about 1200rpm, then back down to the normal 800-900rpm idle speed, where it has been idling for a good part of the day. The Intake Air Control valve is a $50 part and easily accessed, so hopefully it will fix my problem. You might look into it.
deadmansyaxi

Edmond, OK

#4 Nov 9, 2007
i have a 94 exploder that im fightn right now. im changeing the fuel pressure regulater.that tip comes from a 32 year ford cert.mec.(not me, im a chevy guuy). mec. good luck
mass rider

Bridgewater, NJ

#5 Nov 9, 2007
i had a similar problem. It ended up being the fuel pump theres a certain way to get the pump to work hit the tank w. a mallet (crude, yes but it worked. that will get you to a shop. a new fuel pump runs about 130 bucks and a couple hours of labor
Sondrak

Seattle, WA

#6 Nov 30, 2007
1994 explorer will NOT start for me. No lights, no radio, I parked it at a friends for 5 mins, got back in and it would not start. I checked the battery and it is fine. I chaged the battery cables a few months ago because they were corroded, but it has worked fine since then.

Any ideas?
Kingfin

United States

#7 Dec 13, 2007
5point0Explorer wrote:
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Did you ever get your problem fixed? I believe my problem is with the IAC valve. I tapped on it with a screwdriver while my Explorer was idling low at 500rpm, and it immediately revved up to about 1200rpm, then back down to the normal 800-900rpm idle speed, where it has been idling for a good part of the day. The Intake Air Control valve is a $50 part and easily accessed, so hopefully it will fix my problem. You might look into it.
I needed a whole new fuel system, of course, boy that hurt.
T-Rex

Eagle Pass, TX

#8 Oct 17, 2012
5point0Explorer wrote:
<quoted text>I wish someone would have replied to your post because I have a '99 Explorer XLT with a 5.0 and it has a very similar problem. When I try to start it, particularly on a warm & humid day, it takes quite a bit of pumping the gas pedal to start it, and then it idles extremly low (about 500 rpm) and rough (the SUV shakes). I have to keep giving it gas (which I can smell from inside the vehicle) or it will definately die, until it finally "warms up" or I drive it for a mile or so. I have heard suggestions to check/replace the Mass Airflow Sensor, the Crankshaft Position Sensor, the Idle Air control Valve, and also to clean the fuel system and injectors (have it all serviced). I know this is alot to check, I don't really know where to begin myself! Hope this helps...
Hi there are U a female that needs help ????
Sam

Houston, TX

#9 Oct 2, 2013
I have a (96) ford explorer. It will crank but won't turn over, I check the battery and it' s good the altanator is good, the only way it will start I have to get a jump. Can u help me find out the problem!!!

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