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My 1999 Ford Explorer XLT has started stalling while driving down the road. Sometimes it will start right back up and run fine, other times it will run for a minute or two and then stall again. Sometimes it will start right back up and sometimes you have to wait a couple minutes before it will start. Doesn't do it every time I drive it and it doesn't seem to matter what the outside temperature is. All fluids are good and temperature and oil pressure are normal right up until it stalls. Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

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Couple of things,if you a autozone ,pepboys or another automotive store around they can diagnose it for free,or you may want to check your idle air control valve aslo known as iacv its on your intake manifold close to your carb it could be clogged up with carbon from burned fuel build up.good luck

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SOURCE: 1998 ford explorer stalls when driving, have to wait 30 minutes

possible fuel pump. Try spraying starting fluid into breather while someone is cranking engine. if vehicle tries to run it is fuel problem. If not it could be an electrical componet overheating and cooling and restarting. Coils, relays, ecm.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Explorer XLT V6 - will start but stalls after 5 mins.

This can be cause by many things, such as a fuel pump going bad / or is bad, fuel injectors need cleaned / replaced, fuel filter dirty just to name a few. Could also have a vapor lock where the fuel line is running to close to a heat source like the manifold or engine and the heat creates a vacum in the fuel line stopping the flow of fuel. Best bet have a garage repair shop look at it. To many hit and miss causes.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: 1988 ford ranger 2.9 ltr engine stalls while driving , restarts in a few minutes usually

There are several possibilities, but based on how you described the symptoms I suggest a profile igniton pickup. On these systems the failure usually begins as dropping a cylinder occasionally,like a misfire,mostly during high underhood temperatures,will manifest into stalling and finally into a stall with no resart condition. Symptoms are most likely to occur in summer. The pickup is inside the distributor and the distributor must be disassembled to install it,the trickiest part being the removal and installation of the distributor drive gear. They are iron and easily broken. The simplest solution is another distributor. The ignition modules typically do not fail in this manner,but this is classic for the pickup coil. A code for loss of pip signal should be present, it is possible for a code to not be present,though very unlikely. Having worked on these systems for years this would be my first area of diagnosis.

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