The basic symptom of a misfire is a light to severe rough idle that's felt when the engine is idling and a light to severe engine miss hesitation when the engine is under load for example: your Ford vehicle moving from a stop. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Now as of September, I started noticing that smell again and noticed my coolant reservoir was either low or empty again, I had to refilled it several times since the June 2014 repair, now after another vehicle check by Firestone is was noted that I need to have my radiator replace because I have a leak from the radiator now. One of the most common problems you're gonna' experience on your 4. I am bringing the vehicle to the Ford service center for diagnostic testing. Leaving me with out power steering or power brakes. This problem of shutting down while driving has happened to me many times before mostly on busy highways.
Someone is responsible for the decision to make these parts out the inferior media. I got it towed to a dealer near by and was told it was a faulty alternator. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the thermostat housing failing and needed to be replaced. Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Ford is well aware of this issue as they replaced the poorly designed 3V engine midyear. The lighter oil will flow to the timing chain more quickly following a cold start and reduce the noise somewhat.
Some coolants will come premixed. The left front and right rear cam drive cassettes for this engine are different, and the design and quality of the parts can vary depending on the supplier. Upon inspection, I found that the seam on the plastic thermostat housing had split, pouring coolant all over the center of the engine. The plug gap is 0. Here are other symptoms your 4.
Only two plugs broke during the extraction and the cylinder head did not have to be removed. Why buy a new crate 2008 Ford Explorer engine and pay double? If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Explorer for head gasket leakage. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Fords, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. A full service dealership that has been awarded several prestigious honors in its in ,, and sales departments, Harr Motors continues to serve its customers and the community by delivering truly exceptional customer service and the most innovative products in the industry. The dealer was very passive of the situation - but ultimately, he said they were old codes that needed to be cleared from the computer. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated the thermostat had failed which caused the coolant to drain from the radiator. Harr Motors has been proudly serving Aberdeen and surrounding area for over 50 years.
Go with the genuine Ford replacement parts or parts from a quality-brand aftermarket company. These engines are simpler in design and take up less space under the hood compared to other engine types. If fuel is missing from any one specific engine cylinder, it will misfire. I have had the Explorer to the dealer 3 times the first 2 times they said the can not find the problem. The vehicle engine began shuddering, all the dashboard lights lit up with a warning to service vehicle immediately and vehicle speed would not exceed 20mph. A reman engine from a reputable supplier should be completely reconditioned to original specifications and come with an extended warranty. The crankcase oil capacity on the 4.
This is a engineering bomb, and when you least expect it, the timing chain goes bad at 72931. The vehicle was experiencing periodic misfire, which triggered a loss of communication with the transmission computer module tcm. The variety of engine styles used in different generations of Ford Explorer mean that it is essential to know your model year when shopping through the large inventory on eBay. He cleared them and all was suppose to be well. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
What Causes A Misfire Condition? The failure mileage was 85,000. I get to a red light and as I'm about to take off, it shuts off. Unfortunately, Ford did not have the part available anywhere and we would have to wait until August 2014 in order to get the part fixed. Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 2008 Ford Explorer is pretty easy. In this article, I'll go into the basics of what causes a misfire condition and I'll also offer you a basic diagnostic strategy to get to the bottom of what's causing the misfire problem. Right now, our car is sitting at the dealer - not working.
Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. I received two codes, misfire on cyl 8 and loss of comm with tcm. There's a method to the madness of troubleshooting a misfire on your 4. The vehicle was not repaired. At home popped hood, listened for noise, engine idling smoothly, but ticking or rather hitting noise from top of valve cover, drivers side front, was very prevalent.