1992 Ford Explorer start hesitation


Old 08-15-04, 05:28 PM
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Question 1992 Ford Explorer start hesitation

I recently replaced the battery in this vehicle and ever since, when the car is cold, it won't start on the first try. It cranks fine, but won't catch. After turning the key off and trying again it starts fine. When it is warm or after starting the first time, there is no problem. Could this be an ignition module? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 08-15-04, 08:23 PM
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I doubt that it would be the ignition module although a possibility they usually rarely fail on this model and it would be unusual for it to only fail on a cold start.
suggest having fuel pressure checked when the problem occurs to see if its slow to build fuel pressure.
other possibilities would be coolant temp sensor, or possible weak ignition coil pack.
Old 08-17-04, 04:54 AM
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Can you start the car by holding the gas pedal down a little if so then clean the throttle plate and idle air control valve. You may have to replace the idle air control. This happens because of the computer has gone back to green mode when battery power is lost.

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