95 Ford Explorer dies


#1

I’ve got a 95 Ford Explorer XLT, V6. Once in a blue moon, when I crank it, the darn thing won’t stay started. I have to constantly give it the gas, even when I’m braking. But after a couple of minutes, it clears up. Any thoughts?


#2

IAC (Idle air control) valve). Classic symptoms are that just a little throttle makes the problem go away. You can try to clean it and put it back on. A new one will probably cost between 50 and 100 bucks and is probably easy to install.

I am assuming you have no CEL.


#3

The problem might be caused from a faulty Idle Air Control motor. This component is what controls the engine idle speed under all conditions. These IAC motors on Fords have a history of causing all sorts of ide problems. And because of the year of the vehicle, I wouldn’t mess with it. Just replace it.

Tester


#4

Forgive my ignorance. What is CEL?


#5

check engine light


#6

Correct, no check engine light comes on. Looked up the IAC at AutoZone website. Looks easy to replace. You know anything about the overhead compass? Not working anymore. Thanks


#7

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528018ee43 Testing and replacing the idle air control valve (iac).


#8

Thanks