1997 EXPLORER XLT V-8 IDLES AT 500 RPM

  • Tiny
  • whitesa90
  • 1997 Ford Explorer

When I start it it starts then goes to 500 rpm or below then stalls out but then I start it again give it gas but then it goes back to 500 rpm then stalls again then I repeat by giving it gas till it warms up then I drive a mile or two then its good the rest of the day. What is the problem with it? And I have read forums about it and they say it happend to them and it the IAC or the camshaft sensor what should I do?

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 1:15 PM

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  • merlin2021
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Knowing the mileage would help, but try unplggin your MAF and going for a short drive.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 1:36 PM
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It has 161, xxx miles on it

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 6:43 PM
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Plenty of miles to ruin a MAF! Test it

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 AT 6:14 PM
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Plenty of miles to ruin a MAF! Test it

How do you test a MAF?

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 6:52 AM
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  • merlin2021
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You'll need a scantool you can monitor as you drive...here's the chart! Or just unplug and go for a short ride, if driveability improves, replace it!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_MAF8Cyl_copy_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_30961_mitchell_2_59.jpg

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 7:05 AM

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