Engine Performance problem
1995 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 144K miles
Sometimes after turning the engine off it will not start right away.
There is plenty of spark and cranks over fine. If I crank it over several times and it still will not start I let it set for a while ( sometimes a few minutes sometimes longer ) eventually it starts right up like nothing ever happened.
This only seems to happen once or twice every other day or about 1 time out of every 20 or 30 start ups.
It doesn't seem to matter if the engine is hot or cold, it can happen early in the morning or anytime while traveling. The first time it happened was first start up in the morning, it started fine, I drove about a mile and a half and turned it off. I came back out about 1 hour later and it would not start.
I turned it over several times and the let it set for about 30 minutes. I tried again and it fired right up just like nothing ever happened. No sputter no nothing.
Later that evening after driving it, starting and stopping many times during the day without a problem, it again would not start. After sitting for a short time maybe 3 or 4 minutes it started right up again.
If you can help me solve the problem I will give you a larger donation. No one I have talked to seems to be able to help. THANKS !
I appreciate your help,
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 10:13 PM