1997 Ford Explorer 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 169000 miles
I have a 1997 Ford Explorer and it appears the catalytic converter is heating up too fast causing it to shake in idle and for the plates to make a screeching noise in idle. When in idle, pressing the gas seems to cause the shaking to stop or, alternatively, putting extra revs on the engine while driving helps so it suggests to me that not enough fuel is getting in.
(1) Is the problem more likely with a clog or an O2 sensor?
(2) Just getting out of Grad school I am not sure I am going to have the money to make the repairs. How long might I be able to drive it like this? (I have done about 150 so far)
have the same problem?
Friday, June 27th, 2008 AT 3:20 PM