PLEASE HELP< NEED TO FIX MOMS TRUCK

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
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Replaced plugs, plug wires, coil, catalytic converter. Truck is will barely stay started. Engine is loping really bad. Could this be the timing? Also, what is the firing order? Are there any tricks to changing the timing?
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 3:38 PM

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Tiny
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Was problem there before repairs? What engine? Has fuel pressure been checked?
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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The problem began with misfiring, loping no power. Yes the problems were there before fixing these items. No we have not checked fuel pressure yet. 6 cylinder 4.0, how do you check fuel pressure? What kind of gauge? Not sure about the codes, been down for a few weeks and haven't had time to work on it, can't get it to the store to be checked, won't stay running.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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It seems to be missing really bad. We did replace the fuel relays.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 3:52 PM
Tiny
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Fuel pressure 30-45 psi check engine light on?
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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That lights been on for awhile, the codes have been anywhere from a misfiring plug to fuel relays
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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What are codes? You attach a fuel pressure gage to the schrader valve on the fuel rail, to check fuel pressure. The schrader valve usually looks like a tire valve, should have a cap on it. Make sure what you find in on the fuel rail. Some of the national brand autostores used to loan out a fuel pressure, just make sure it will work with your year--make--model. You may have to put up a deposit for the gage, but, get the deposit back, when you return the gage.

The autostore also sells an obd2 code reader. Just make sure it will work with the vehicle in question. What about the fuel filter, that is part of a tune-up? Don't take any fuel lines loose without being sure there is no pressure on the system.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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Not sure, its been down for awhile and I can't get it to the parts store.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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Without codes going to be difficult. NEED fuel pressure throwing parts not going to fix
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 8:05 PM

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