My 2006 4.6 Ford explorer doesnt want to start after driving for a while. It also stalls sometimes when coming to a sto. Ive took it to the same dealership 6 times and they say they dont have a clue. they swear its not the fuel pump. Ive changed fuel filter, PCM, spark plugs, a couple harnesses. What could it possibly. Its been going on for nearly 3 years now. It does start when sprayed withstarter fluid. I would really appreciate any opinions.

Asked by Jul 26, 2016 at 03:28 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

winter time it runs fine. In the summer we have the most issues daily.

3 Answers

17,230

Is the problem consistent? Is it always hard starting when hot or at operating temp? Could be a heat related problem since it appears to operate properly during cold weather. Vehicles today operate on electronic sensors. If heat affects one it is hard to diagnosis if the vehicle is not experiencing the problem when checked.

The problem is consistent. Start right up every morning but after some running around I have to spray starter fluid. Dealership thinks it's "something small and stupid". They've done fuel pressure test when it was not starting but were getting normal pressures. Could it be ignition sensor or crank position sensor?

17,230

I had somewhat of the same problem with my 4.6 3V 2010 f-150. Occasionally it would stall while driving or refuse to start after I filled up with gas. It turned out to be the Evap solenoid pump mounted on the top of the engine near the throttle body plus another Evap sensor. I actually damaged it myself in the manner in which I was filling the tank. I was force feeding gas into the tank after the pump automatically clicked off the first time by having it click off two or more times. What I was doing was forcing liquid gasoline through vapor return lines leading to the charcoal filter which were sucked into the solenoid pump, destroying it. The fuel system in modern vehicles is a closed system so vapors are not released into the atmosphere. I do not know if the evap solenoid valve is the same on your 2006 as on my 2010, but the symptom sound almost the same. May be worth having the evap system checked out.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2003 ford explorer no crank no start 21 answers

    Will not do anything when you try to crank it. Good battery. Lights burn strong

    2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 ford explorer stalls 3 answers

    4.0 V6. 2 wheel drive. 180,000 miles. when I put it in gear it drops to a very low idle for a second and at times will die. this happens in both drive and reverse

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is a 2002 Ford Explorer engine interchangeable with a 2004 Mountaineer engine? 7 answers

    Can a 2002 4.6 Ford Explorer engine be replaced with a 2004 Mountaineer engine and is there a catalog where I can learn which engines fit in a 2002 Ford Explorer?

    2002 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Ford Explorer died and won't start back up 2 answers

    I was driving my 2006 Ford Explorer last night and as I was stepping on the gas, it wouldn't accelerate and slowed down and died. It wouldn't start even though it was cranking just fine. When I try ...

    2006 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Ford Mustang - Ruins Alternators & Batteries 79 answers

    Okay, I have owned my 2006 Mustang since September of 2005. It was my first car, I still own it, and it is an every day driver. It has always been outside - never garage kept (I've lived in places w...

    2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 74,254 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,700
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,880
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
393 Great Deals out of 24,308 listings starting at $2,400
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
842 Great Deals out of 70,149 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
643 Great Deals out of 27,669 listings starting at $600
Used Ford F-150
2,387 Great Deals out of 209,709 listings starting at $895
Used GMC Acadia
549 Great Deals out of 45,857 listings starting at $4,900
Used Ford Edge
631 Great Deals out of 50,947 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Durango
249 Great Deals out of 22,857 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,069 Great Deals out of 92,827 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
321 Great Deals out of 24,060 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Pilot
337 Great Deals out of 20,441 listings starting at $2,199
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 20,422 listings starting at $2,700
Used Nissan Pathfinder
310 Great Deals out of 22,794 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
409 Great Deals out of 16,302 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
66 Great Deals out of 1,976 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 46,986 listings starting at $24,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
125 Great Deals out of 5,570 listings starting at $20,000
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 3,806 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
209 Great Deals out of 6,253 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 3,331 listings starting at $8,500