CAR STARTS UP OK BUT WHEN PLACED IN GEAR VERY ...

  • Tiny
  • pearlhickory
  • 1999 Ford Explorer
  • 200 miles

Car starts up ok, but when placed in gear very rough idle likes wants to stall, checked all sparks plugs all ok, checked all injectors and cleaned the off vehicle, all ok, no apparent vacuum leaks, , compression is 120 across all cylinders, , its a 4.0 V6, any ideas, thanks.

Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 2:26 PM

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  • hmac300
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  • 41,730 posts

Clean throttle plate with choke cleaner on both sides, check for vacuum leaks or bad hosses/grommets on v covers and check fuel pressure.

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 2:30 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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I would scan it for any stored trouble codes before getting too deep into anything.

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM

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