1998 Ford Explorer advice

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,645 MILES
I JUST BROUGHT A USED 1998 FORD EXPLORER SPORT. MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GAIN SPEED. ESPECIALLY UP HILLS. WHEN I GET TO 60 MILES IT STARTS TO SHAKE. MY AIR BLOWS BUT IT IS NOT REALLY COLD.
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 1:46 PM

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Tiny
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Need to code the car and see what is making light on any Auto Zone can do this. Give me the codesand will advise. AC will get to next try getting gauges on it and let me know the readings.
Let me know
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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THE FIRST CODE IS P1507:IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) UNDERSPEED ERROR. CAUSES:ENGINE VACUUM LEAK, FAILED IAC VALUE, OPEN OR SHORTED ELETRICAL CONDITION AND AIR INLET PLUGGED

THE SECOND CODE IS P0171:FUEL TRIM BANK ONE CONDITON. CAUSES:OXYGEN SENSOR DEFECTIVE, IGINTION MISFIRE REPAIR, FUEL INJECTOR PROBLEM AND IF BANK ONE AND TWO CODES SET TOGETHER SUPECT FUEL PRESSURE OF MAF(MASS AIR FLOW)SENSOR.

THIS IS WHAT I GOT FROM AUTO ZONE. PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY CAR!THANKX
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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First take off IAC located on throttle body get some carb cleaner and clean out passage way in throttle body too and clean the pentel little plunger thing.
Then replace O2 fire it up and let me know
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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HOW MUCH WOULD ALL THIS COST AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE! WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME TO FIX TO GET MY CAR RUNNIING LIKE NEW!
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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If you going to have the work done at a shop you need to let them diagnose and give an estimate.
Your armed with some knowledge as to what needs to be done.
Good luck
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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Can you estimate for me?
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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Honestly I can not I would need to see the vehicle and run some tests. There maybe other things that need repair. You could get a price for a IAC and O2 then add 3hours labor what ever your rate is in your area. Here $90 per hour is what is charged.
Did you buy as is? Off a lot any warranty?
Good luck
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 3:20 PM
Tiny
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I brought it as is! Do you think it was a bad idea or do you think I should fix it or do you think I should trade it in
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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THe money you will spend will be nominal in comparison to what you may lose trading off a sick truck.
Get a refference from a friend on a shop and let them check it out then you will know what it will cost to repair.
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 3:52 PM

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