MY 1998 FORD EXLORER XLT TURNS OVER AND BACKFIRES BUT WON'T START THINKING TIMING CHAIN NEED HELP

Asked by Sep 17, 2014 at 01:38 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY 1998 FORD EXPLORER BACKFIRES WHEN YOU CRANK IT OVER BUT AFTER IT BACKFIRES IT WILL KEEP CRANKING. THINKING THE TIMEING CHAIN SO I WOULD USE ANY HELP

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Backfire through exhaust or back through intake

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i am not sure but i think through the intake. i made a mistake and said to someone through the carberator and they corrected me that it could not happen. I am no car expert but it sounded like under the hood

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Sounds like timing

It doesn't have a carburetor, maybe that's what whomever meant. It has a throttle body, but it resembles a carb. And it can indeed backfire back that way, and as roadmaster above said, it could be timing,Especially cam timing, if any spark plug ignites when intake valve is open, it will backfire back up through intake, most common with SPFI

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with your best guess this has 235,000 miles on it and is it really worth fixing and is it alot of cost involved in this or new car or motor time

It could become a money-pit with that many miles. Fix the engine and the added power your transmission is next. I know, easy for me to say it's not my money but personally I would begin car shopping. So very unpredictable on what could happen, but 235,000 it has lived a good life

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thanks for all your info it was very helpful

20,860

A jasper reman. for a V6 with a 100K warranty will run about 3500 installed. Now you have to decide if you want to take 3500 and put it down on another vehicle and invest it in what you have.

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THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL HELP AND GONNA GO CAR SHOPPING

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