1992 Ford Explorer water in air filter

Tiny
SANTA PATRIC
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  • 1992 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
I have water that soaked the air filter. ANd the engine is running very bad. Changed the oil and did not see water in the oil. What do I need to do to stop this.
thank you so much
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Friday, December 4th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
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Hi SANTA PATRIC,

Thank you for the donation.

The air filter is before anything related to the engine so water getting to it should be due to external factors. Did you go through high waters?

If yes, did the problem start after this?

Do you have any coolant losses or overheating issues?

What have you done/checked so far?

Is the Check Engine Light indicating when engine is running?
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Yes we have both, loss of water and overheating. My son is driving it so I am not sure about high water but we had many floods here a month ago. The check engine light is on but I have not found anyone to tell me what it means. And running bad like it has water in the gasoline but we refiled it serveral times.

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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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If you have a VOM ( Analog Volt Meter), you can retrieve the trouble code. Let me know what you find.

READING CODES

KOEO & KOER SELF -TEST CODES
All service codes are 2 or 3 -digit numbers. ECA outputs codes one digit at a time. These codes indicate current faults in system and should be serviced in order of appearance. Use SERVICE CODE REFERENCE CHARTS to find correct CIRCUIT TEST.
Codes are shown as voltage pulses. If using CHECK ENGINE light, service codes are displayed as light pulses. If using Volt-Ohmmeter (VOM), service codes are displayed as needle sweeps. See Fig. 1 .

Pay careful attention to length of pauses in order to read codes correctly. A 1/2 - second pause occurs between number of sweeps in a digit and a 2 - second pause occurs between digits in a code. A 4 - second pause occurs between each code. KOEO codes are separated from Continuous Memory Codes by a 6 - second delay, a single 1/2 - second sweep (Separator) and another 6 - second delay. Record codes in order received.

Scan tester, if used, will count pulses and display them as a digital code. STAR Series Tester will add a zero (0) to single-digit Separator Code (10) and Dynamic Response Code (10). Dynamic Response Code is displayed in KOER SELF -TEST. See Fig. 1 .

SEPARATOR CODE
Single 1/2 - second separator pulse is issued 6 - 9 seconds after last KOEO code. Continuous Memory Codes (soft faults) are then displayed 6 -9 seconds after 1/2 - second separator code. Some digital test equipment may display separator code as "10" instead of "1".

PASS CODES
Code 11 or 111 indicates system passes that portion of test. If Code 11 or 111 is not retrieved in KOEO SELF - TEST, codes retrieved during KOER SELF -TEST may not be valid. Code 11 - 1 - 11 or 111 - 1 - 111, output during KOEO SELF -TEST, indicates no KOEO code or Continuous Memory Code was recorded.

CONTINUOUS MEMORY CODES
Continuous Memory Codes are displayed after separator pulse code in KOEO SELF -TEST. These codes result from information stored by ECA during continuous self -test monitoring. These codes indicate faults recorded within last 40 engine starts (80 engine starts on some models). Fault may or may not be currently present. See SERVICE CODE REFERENCE CHARTS . Use these codes for diagnosis only when KOEO SELF -TEST and KOER SELF - TEST result in Code 11 or 111.

FAST CODES
At start of KOEO SELF - TEST and after Wide Open Throttle (WOT) request in KOER SELF - TEST, ECA outputs short bursts of information, known as FAST CODES, which were used by manufacturer during assembly. With most equipment, these code bursts are not visible; an entire code sequence lasts less than 1/2 second. If this fluctuation is visible on test equipment, ignore it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ServiceCode92ExplorerFig01_1.jpg



VISUAL CHECK & EQUIPMENT HOOKUP

Ensure vacuum hoses and EEC -IV wiring harnesses are properly connected.

Apply parking brake, and place shift lever in PARK (A/T) or NEUTRAL (M/T) position. Block drive wheels. Turn off all electrical loads. Connect Analog Volt-Ohmmeter (VOM) to vehicle as follows:

1 . Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Set VOM at 0 - 15V DC range. Connect positive lead of VOM to positive battery terminal.

2 . Connect negative VOM lead to Self -Test Output (STO) terminal of self -test connector. See Fig. 2 . Connect jumper wire from Self - Test Input (STI) pigtail to signal return terminal of self -test connector, (located at right front inner fender panel). KOEO SELF -TEST will activate when ignition is turned on.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SelfTest92ExplorerFig02_1.jpg



With coolant losses and overheating problems, there is a possibility of compression losses and a and head gasket even though water is not present in the engine oil. A compression test would be required to find out if it is anything to do with the engine internals.

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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 12:20 PM

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