1994 Ford Explorer XLT Starting Problems

Tiny
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Hi, my SUV sometimes has trouble starting, and now running. Last fall during a warm day ran an errand and came out and couldn't start the truck until after about 45 minutes of waiting. Recently, it regularly starts right up but immediately turns off. I then start it up again and it runs fine. This weekend I was heading home and as I turned onto my street the truck died and I had to coast into my driveway. I let it sit for 10 minutes and luckily was able to back it out onto the street where it will sit until I determine if it's the fuel filter or worse. :Cry:

I have ~133,000 miles, it's a 5-speed, and the fuel filter was last replaced at 118k in July 2002 when I had the 120K service done.

Thanks, Dave
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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Are there any light coming on check eng light, knwoing the codes if any would help, if you can get them checked nad get back to us im sure we can help

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Jim - thanks for the quick reply; I appreciate what you do.

There have been no check engine lights coming on, or of it flashing. Is there a way for me to get the codes without a special tool or taking it in to a repair shop?

Dave
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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Autozone doe it for free but it wont move, my theory on diagnosis is check the bateery, check fuel pressure and fire, all the basics first, fire you can check on your own, fuel pressure you would need a gage which can be picked up cheaply at harbor frieght or any parts store, get back to me and let me know what you want to do and we will go from there

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I'll check out the basics next week and see if I can find an autozone nearby, and take a risk venturing out. It's generally very reliable, but a bit quirky. Battery is probably due for a change, but I'll check first. I'll post Saturday/Sunday. Thanks again.
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Just remember start simple with all of the basics and dont replace anything unless you know its bad
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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I had the same type of problems with my 93 explorer. The engine would die, and after a short time, I could get it to run again.
My problem turned out to be a faulty relay. It was the electronic engine controls relay (EEC). It is a relay in the power distribution center under the hood. There is a box with relays and fuses. I think all the relays are the same. Try switching the blower relay with the EEC relay and see if that is the problem.
I have had to replace 2 of these relays in my Explorer.
If it is the relay, they are readily available at your local auto parts store for about $5.

Good luck

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 11:04 PM

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