My 1997 ford explorer misses and runs bad

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Asked by Aug 31, 2015 at 01:53 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It chugs when driving

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Try cleaning the throttle body with a good throttle body cleaner like (CRC), you may also want to check the Crank Case Sensor. I would also look at the fuel pressure and change the fuel filter..

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That's not bad advice, but an OBDII scan would help point you in the direction to look. Many parts houses will scan it, and eliminate a lot of guesswork. Before you buy anything, write down the codes and bring them back here. One of us will be happy to help with suggestions on solutions

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I took it to advance and they said it air intake sensor, it didnt specify but they didnt give me any codes

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They said air intake sensor, is that where i shoukd start and where do i go from there?

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Is air intake sensor the MAF? Mass Air Flow sensor, the device right before the throttle body, after the air filter as air-flow intake goes? If some guy told you it is an 'air intake sensor' well they are correct but talking down to you as if you can't comprehend what a MAF is. There is an air intake sensor on several places. For example the EVAP system -click for full screen

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I took the MAF off, it really didnt change the way it ran. It idles funny and theres a significant loss of power

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If you took it off and no change, that is likely the problem. The PCM must have an accurate reading from the MAF to set the proper air/fuel trim

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