My 2005 EB V8 Explorer has suddenly begun to jerk and buck when pulling a light RV. Also it suddenly acts like it is going to lose power when I am tooling down the road. There is no pattern, speed or condition that seems to cause the bucking. I've had the main throttle sensor replaced and the alternator replaced. I am running out of money and patience. Please help.

Asked by May 28, 2013 at 09:05 PM about the 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

83,145

Have you changed the fuel filter and checked the fuel flow and pressure? Do you have a check engine light on?

This rig is fuel pump shut off sw located on the passenger side just under carpet on firewall poke the red button on top of sw if it clicks it was activated heavy bumps pot holes or even a careless passenger kicking it will trip it too. If not check fuel pressure 32psi minimum at idle bring rpm to 2500 if the pressure fluctuates below pump/filter may be the cause. These trucks are also very sensitive on fuel mixture check engine light may steer you closer to target just be aware that a low fuel pressure condition can cause false codes,oxygen sensor ect.

16,040

Check to make sure you are not in overdrive when pulling the load. Not certain what setup you have, but it sounds like the vehicle is trying to find the correct gear, maybe.

16,040

Just to mention it, as I'm sure you already checked; make sure the small RV you are towing does not exceed the weight for the vehicle and equipment.

25,935

Sounds like it could be a misfire. how many miles are on the vehicle?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 71,148 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,050
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,630
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,001 Great Deals out of 65,971 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Expedition
536 Great Deals out of 23,971 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
3,217 Great Deals out of 205,088 listings starting at $1,779
Used Dodge Durango
379 Great Deals out of 22,648 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,420 Great Deals out of 83,998 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Highlander
641 Great Deals out of 22,077 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
340 Great Deals out of 20,327 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Pilot
527 Great Deals out of 19,345 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
504 Great Deals out of 24,528 listings starting at $1,795
Used GMC Yukon
563 Great Deals out of 16,645 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 40,006 listings starting at $24,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
209 Great Deals out of 7,265 listings starting at $21,950
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
170 Great Deals out of 3,336 listings starting at $15,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
302 Great Deals out of 5,757 listings starting at $10,995
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
256 Great Deals out of 4,501 listings starting at $9,895