I have a 94 Ford Explorer that will start when it is cold. I can drove just a short distance and then it will not start again until it cools off completely.

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Asked by Feb 11, 2017 at 10:34 PM about the 1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The mechanic I went to changed the fuel pump, sending unit, regulator and a couple other parts that made no difference.

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79,045

Sounds like the Ignition Control Module. When they start to go bad the engine heat will affect them causing a no start condition, until it cools down. That can be taken out and tested at an auto parts store.

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Thank you so much Rowefast. I will try that next. You have been very helpful, I will let you know if this works. Where is it located? Just so I know!!!!

79,045

I would have to look, can tell you exact location but I can show you what it looks like, go to this sight.....https://www.carid.com/1994-ford-explorer-ignition-parts/standard-ignition-control-module-44838375.html

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Thank you again.

I have the same prob with my 96 explorer! Hope this is the answer/fix I've been looking for.

79,045

Sentra, then have the ICM tested at your local auto parts store.

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I had the ICM tested and it's good. Anymore suggestions?

79,045

Coil could have a crack.That can be tested also.

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Thank you, will try that next. I will keep you posted.

Friend of mine said his friend had the same prob with his ford, turned out to be short in ignition in steering column.

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It wasn't the ignition coil, I just had that replaced. I'm going to take my car back into my mechanic tomorrow. I will mention the short in the steering column. He mentioned the TPS???

Not sure what tps is....a sensor?

79,045

Throttle Positioning Sensor. TPS.

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Update: I replaced the battery, it has started every time for the last couple weeks. I really did not think that would be the issue because it was turning over. My mechanic said maybe just not enough power for the fuel injection. I don't understand it but it worked. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for all the input.

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79,045

The battery must have had a short in it. Thanks for the update.

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Thank you again for all your help.

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