Intermittent Starting Problems


Asked by Dec 28, 2014 at 01:15 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sport with 93000 miles recently developed an intermittent starting problem...will start and run fine and all of a sudden will crank but won't start but after a few tries and it sets for a minute will start and run fine -tried starting and stopping a couple of times after that with no problem...will start and run fine for a couple of weeks and then same problems occurs again with same outcome..diagnostics show no codes?

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Possibly egr valve sticking open at times.


Next time it happens check spark plugs for fire and fuel rail for fuel pressure. If you have both I would then focus on pcv valve or egr valves stuck open.

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