1999 Ford Explorer Sport
105,000 miles, 4.0L engine.
For the past 2 weeks, my temperature gauge has been behaving strangely. After about 10 minutes of driving it makes its way up to High. The check engine light comes on and after about 30 seconds the gauge slowly drops down again. Its usual state after dropping is still considerable higher than it would stay prior to the onset of this problem.
The idle at a stop is higher too, usually around 1500 rpm where it is usually a tad under 1000.
I have also noticed that when the automatic transmission shifts gears it is a bit jerky and not smooth like it used to be.
Are these problems related? They all seem to have started at the same time.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 AT 6:16 PM