2002 ford, 4.6 engine surge then stalls...

Asked by Jul 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4.6 ford, 130.000 miles, when at idle, any power accessories that are turned on
(lights,power windows,windshield wipers), the engine surges then stalls......

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Most engine surges can be traced to the IAC, MAF, TPS, and even the PCV. All except the PCV are operated electrically. Since the problem only happens when a dashboard or cabin switch is activated I suspect a chafed wire or short sending an electrical signal to one of the sensors listed above. I would begin at the the fuse box and look for chafed or burned wires.. Did you see if the engine is throwing any codes. That could narrow the search.

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