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Car Help Needed

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stu L., Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Well, my '97 Explorer with the 5.0 and 90k on the odometer needs help. It has been stuttering the last few days, mostly at idle nad the tach hasn't dropped below 900-1000RPM. And while accelerating it has stuttered some.

    My first thought was bad gas, clogged injector maybe. I put in some better gas and ran that, and it went fine. On the way to work today, the problem starts again, and the check engine light is on.

    So, maybe an O2 sensor? My dad suggested maybe a spark plug problem. Any ideas?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Our Durango did the same thing. We had a tune-up done to it, and they cleaned some air induction device.

    Sounds like you need some maintenance work, nothing major.

  3. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Just talked to my brother (former mechanic) and he said the same thing. Thanks Mike.

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