1999 Ford Explorer SPARK PLUGS WET WITH GAS

Tiny
99FDEX
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  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
99 EXPLORER 5.0 Recently installed new plugs, wires fuel filter, air filter, coil pack, oil filter, and anti freeze. Idle started going up to 1500 to 2000 rpm and running rough. When I hit passing gear on highway I get a real strong smell which I believe is from the cat converter. I pulled the new plugs and they were all soaked with gas. Since I was told this suv dosent have a fuel pressure regulator I am thinking it could be the fuel pump pumping to much gas. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It starts fine and dosent stall, just a rough idle and wet plugs. I am stumped.
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 9:06 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you have an electric fuel pump, and you do, you have a fuel pressure regulator. It is mounted on the fuel rail. Here is a picture:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_6_4.jpg



Have you checked the fuel pressure?

Joe
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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Injector could be leaking, O2 and CTS problem and excessive fuel pressure
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 10:01 PM

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