Engine Performance problem
1996 Ford Explorer V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 186, 00 miles
In the past year I have had to start putting the key into the start position and waiting to hear for the fuel pump to engage before turning the engine over. Recently, if I drive my car anywhere the engine feels hot and it won't start for about 2-3 hours after. I can drive it to someplace but have to wait a while before trying to start the car again.
I have drained the transmission fluid, do regular oil changed, fuel filter changed, oil filters, air filter, etc.
I have changed out the spark plugs and spark plug wires for new ones within the last year.
I replaced the crank shaft sensor.
I had the fuel line pressure checked and it was fine and the fuel pump was fine.
I put a new thermostat in a few days ago, check engine light went off, but it's still starting only when it wants to.
Checked the fuses and everything looked good there.
I had a small leak in my radiator and used " silver seal" in it to stop it up until I have the money for a new radiator.
Any advice on what I'm missing that could cause it to start only when it wants to?
Saturday, May 8th, 2010 AT 11:27 PM