Truck Died while driving on 1995 Ford Explorer

Someone please help!!!! This is my only source of transportation! My 1995 Ford Exp I believe has some type of electrical problem. I had to replace the relays because when I turn the car on the check engine light woundn't display until I tap the relay panel under the hood. Afterwards, I could hear the fuel pump hissing (as it's suppose to). It worked fine for over a year and now it just died on me while driving. I let it sit for an hour or so and then it started back up but it runs slugglish. For over a month now when I start it up, the check engine light comes on and it idles very bad and sometimes after a few seconds the light goes off, the truck idles as though I've hit the gas peddle and then it runs fine.I have tried to have a diagnostic test ran but places I have taken it to says their computer can not read it. Please help...

by in Tampa, FL on October 05, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 05, 2010
You really do need to have this truck checked by a trusted repair shop. The concerns seem too complex to try and analyze online. Take a look at the top of the web page to find a repair shop in our "Directory". Your Check Engine light holds some clues as to what is going on, and that needs to be examined first. This is an EEC-IV vehicle, which does not give out the "Pxxx" codes that vehicles 1996 and newer do. And, it requires an older interface, not the normal data link connector of newer vehicles. Still, most reputable shops have the equipment necessary to test your truck out. Or, of course, a local dealership could help.
ANSWER by on June 02, 2011
I had this same problem. My keys were stolen, so in order to shut off the alarm, my husband just unplugged the alarm, or so I thought. It turns out it was the relay. Check all your fuses under the hood (right side, near back of fuse box). Easy & cheap fix!
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