2005 Ford Explorer XLT Idle issue


Asked by Apr 25, 2015 at 05:52 PM about the 2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2005 Ford Explorer has a strange problem. The idle cuts out or drops and just before
the engine dies, it catches. This only happens after driving it a significant amount of time
and the engine is warm, and then starting it again. It doesn't happen every time either.
Please help as I would like to try to fix this issue myself. I can't get a mechanic to look at it
because they tell me that they can't diagnose the issue if it doesn't happen every time.

2 Answers


All due respect tysonailshie it's even harder from a million miles away behind a keyboard. But have an OBDII scan done. Is the CEL on> Check Engine? Even if it's not a scan may find something, if done by somebody that actually knows how to use a scanner, and not just pull codes. They can read fuel trims, see if it's right.... measure manifold vacuum for unusual changes..maybe eliminate a lot of guessing

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The problem lies in the wiring. It is either engine harness or the earthing is not proper.

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