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1998 Ford Explorer Question: on cold start,it idles rough to the point of dieing

 

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Visitor, Dayton, OH, June 28, 2010, 02:40

the check engine light constantly stays on,and cold starts dont wanna idle at all,but once it gets going,it starts and drives fine afterwards,till the next morning cold start,pleaseee help!!

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    November 20, 2010, 14:06
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    you should get the codes read for the engine, this could be a LOT of different things.
    what stands out to me is once its warm it seems OK. I would take a guess at either an O2 or mass airflow sensor or a catalytic converter problem. Until you get the check engine code read by someone its pretty hard to pinpoint your problem. I would start there, if you wait for a long time its possible you may do more expensive damage to the engine.

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