Engine Performance problem
1992 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 130K miles
1. Turn on ignition and tac jumps immediately to 4K rpm, without the engine running.
2. Hard starting. Usually 3 tries or more, and engine catches/dies. Eventually starts but engine races, high revs.
3. Engine continues to race when out of gear, but if I step on the accelerator it will usually lug down, lose power, sputter. If I hit the "sweet spot" with the accelerator I can get it to gradually get up to speed, but the racing engine will keep it accelerating until I have to step on the clutch to keep it at the correct speed. At a stop, usually revs high, but occasionally rpms will drop down to a more normal idle (temporarily).
4. Tac never seems to go below 3-4K unless the key is turned completely off. But this seems to have little connection to reality.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 5:16 PM