Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 130, 00 miles
My Explorer runs fine and idles very smoothly. Up until recently, it has started the first time, every time, as soon as I turned the key. Recently it is taking longer and longer to start. Sometimes opening the throttle helps although doing this sometimes causes a small 'burp' or mini backfire in the engine. This seems to happen only after the car has been sitting for a while (cold). It cranks normally when hot after stopping at a store or getting gas. I live in West Palm beach so it is quite warm. Even with the hard start, after it is started, the car idles very smoothly so I don't think the IAC is the cause. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 11:17 AM