Why would my 2002 Ford Explorer shut off every time I slow down and stop at a light?

Asked by Dec 06, 2014 at 10:39 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The vehicles is not missing but it just shuts
off when I come to a stop. It runs fine when
at idle.the check engine light is on.

4 Answers

12,040

It could still be an iAC valve, but I would check for vac leaks, and clean the throttle body. And when was the last time you had a tuneup? And also, you need to scan the computer for that code. Might tell you the whole probe.

12,040

I mean whole problem.

20,420

When you start the engine it idles properly while in park. When you shift to reverse or drive with your foot on the brake does it kill? Let the engine warm up as when the engine is cold it usually idles higher than when warmed up. My first thought is a tuneup. If that does not work check the IAC. Change the spark plug wires, often times this is the main problem. You can check them with an ohm meter. A normal reading is about 5K ohms per one foot.

changed the spark plugs,wires,air filter,pcv valve, oil change....

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 67,140 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,020
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,390
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
848 Great Deals out of 70,278 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Expedition
363 Great Deals out of 18,246 listings starting at $1,989
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
733 Great Deals out of 41,251 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,542 Great Deals out of 193,098 listings starting at $799
Used Dodge Durango
251 Great Deals out of 22,349 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Highlander
462 Great Deals out of 29,918 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Escape
1,018 Great Deals out of 92,916 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Pilot
501 Great Deals out of 34,594 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
269 Great Deals out of 22,371 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Pathfinder
366 Great Deals out of 26,253 listings starting at $1,050
Used GMC Yukon
442 Great Deals out of 22,359 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,270 Great Deals out of 168,161 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
6 listings starting at $42,289
2017 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 3,540 listings starting at $29,995
2016 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 423 listings starting at $24,895
2015 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 420 listings starting at $18,750
2014 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 498 listings starting at $15,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.