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2000 Ford Explorer Question: HOT WEATHER CAR ROUGH IDLE STALLS

 

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GRANDMA2216, Bluffton, SC, November 13, 2010, 15:37
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IN HOT WEATHER AFTER DRIVING COUPLE OF HOURS CAR START ROUGH IDLE AND STALLS - DOES NOT OVERHEAT NOR DOES ENGINE LIGHT COME ON. LET CAR SIT FOR APPROX 1 HOUR AND IT IS GOOD FOR DRIVING ANOTHER HOUR OR SO. PROBLEM ONLY OCCURS IN TEMPS ABOVE 75.

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    mastertech6371 November 13, 2010, 19:19
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    have the fuel pressure checked. it may be low enogh to cause fuel boiling when hot.

    Roy

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    Visitor, November 13, 2010, 20:35

    THANK YOU - WILL HAVE IT CHECKED

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    dandd November 13, 2010, 19:34
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    Does it change if you turn on and turn off your A/C? I ask this because if the A/C compressor is old and working really hard, I have seen it cause rough running with out setting a Check Engine Light, other wise, if it is a power train management issue, a Service Engine Soon Light will almost always illuminate.

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    GRANDMA2216, November 15, 2010, 15:14
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    NO CHANGE - ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE CHECK-OUT. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.

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    AussieMike, January 29, 2013, 23:21
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    What was the end result, my 2000 FORD EXPLORER is doing the exact same thing in the heat... above 30 deg C.

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    GRANDMA2216, January 30, 2013, 02:19
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    Gave up on it - sold to Ford dealership that could not fix it. We had this problem with another Ford years ago - our local mechanic at the time removed the gas tank and replaced a filter in it - that solved the problem.

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