My 97 Ford Explorer Engine Hesitates When Starts.


Asked by Mar 19, 2013 at 02:13 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I try to start a 1997 Ford Explorer, it sometimes hesitates, nothing happens a second or two, then an engine starts.  But whenever this happens, the clock and preset radio stations reset.  Could anyone tell me what is wrong?  My battery is fairly new.

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remove ALL corrosion...sounds like it's getting bad ground to the chassis, and more importantly ground to the engine!~

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It's the other end~~~not the battery end of the terminal 1/0 cable (tho the clamping end should be wispy-clean too). The connector from this place to the engine (alternator bracket, perhaps it's own threaded boss on the block) ---boss on the block! sounds like a rock band.

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pulling so hard for amps, sucking the lines to zero ,maintain your truck or youll get in a jackpot ,what if this happened on a toll road where you cant do nothing but by the authority of the owner ,and they do love money

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Thank you all! I just cannot picture the other end of the terminal cable, but I will take a look. An illustrated version could help...

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