check engine light

Asked by Mar 09, 2012 at 12:55 AM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my light is on and when i go up hill it bucks anyone have ideas?? could it be the fuel injector?

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What's the mileage? Has the car been serviced (tuned-up)? Start with changing the plugs. You may have a bad sparkplug wire(s) They do go bad, expecally if one becomes dislodged from a standoff and is resting on the exhaust manifold. The injectors could be clogged. YOu could have purchased bad fuel. If the vehicle is bucking, it's probably missing. Bring it to a service center if you are not comfortable with a wrench or placing your head under the hood. It's probably an easy fix.

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start by repalcing your fuel filter.

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