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Ford Explorer Rough Idle When Cold Due to Upper Intake Manifold Gasket Leak

Ford Explorer Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Engines Affected: 4.0L V6, 4.0L V6 SOHC, 5.0L V8

Average Mileage: 104,660 mi (24,329 mi - 205,631 mi)


TheĀ Check Engine Light will illuminate and the engine will idle roughly when cold. There are updated upper intake manifold gaskets to resolve the problem.

  • Visitor, , 4.0L V6 SOHC, 70,000 mi

    Replaced intake manifold. Cost about $500. They tried other things first (that didn't work) for another $400.

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  • Visitor, , 4.0L V6 SOHC, 124,000 mi

    intake manifold gaskets replaced

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  • Visitor, , 5.0L V8, 24,329 mi

    my car engine light stays on but I drive it as far as 23 miles and back about every two weeks, have not got it fix, could the upper intake manifold gasket leak be the problem?


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  • Visitor, , 4.0L V6 SOHC, 68,000 mi

    engine light on and truck dies or idles rough till warm.

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