Car Stall problems of the 1998 Ford Explorer - part 1

35 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 1998 Ford Explorer. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 08/17/2006

: the contact stated while pulling out from a stop sign, traveling 5 mph, the vehicle's check gauges light illuminated on the dashboard. As the vehicle accelerated, there was a noise heard coming from the engine that sounded like something flying around inside the engine. The vehicle stalled and wouldn't restart. The vehicle was towed to a local Ford authorized mechanic who determined the pins used in the timing chain on these vehicles are plastic and had fractured, penetrating the engine and ending up in the oil causing the vehicle to stall. The dealership has been informed.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

Intermittent stalling when coming to a stop.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 03/19/2004

While idling or driving vehicle vibrated continuously until vehicle was turned off. Consumer applied the brakes and vehicle stalled. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic was unable to duplicate or resolve the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 10/14/2003

Vehicle frequently stalls and starves for fuel. Consumer has had this problem for the past two years. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times and found nothing wrong .

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 07/14/2002

While driving on highway vehicle completely lost power and stalled. Vehicle was checked by dealer who advised consumer that crankshaft had broken, and vehicle needed a new engine.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 04/18/2002

Torque converter did not disengage when trying to stop the vehicle. Vehicle went through a stop sign and stopped when braking stalled the engine. Ford recommended replacing the solonoid that controls the torque converter. This is a safety issue. This failule is totally without warning and makes the vehicle difficult to stop. Stopping occures only when the brake is applied hard enough to stall the engine.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 11/27/2001

Vehicle stalls intermittently at 50 mph. Mechanic cannot find cause.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Vehicle stalled and shut down without prior warning. All of the lights appeared on dashboard, and vehicle would restart. Dealership was aware of problem.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 08/07/2000

While driving vehicle would vibrate once it goes over 30mph. There would be severe shaking & hard to control. This would happen when just idling or waiting. Sometimes vehicle would stall out.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2000

Vehicle occasionally loses power or stalls several seconds after normal acceleration from a full stop. Problem occurs most freqently at intersections when making a left turn. Dealership is aware of the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 09/27/1999

Ford says aware of problem no fix, stalling is serious on highway and can cause fatality.

car   Car Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

When vehicle comes to complete stop or when it takes off vehicle stalls without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem. The vehicle had stalled more than six times but the cause was not known.

car   Car Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 06/03/1999

Car stalls - it has stalled 157 times since 6-3-99. It has been in the shop 12 times.

car   Car Stall problem 14
Failure Date: 04/12/1999

Vehicle experiencing hesitaion and stalling problems when accelerating rapidly from a stop or slow speed.

car   Car Stall problem 15
Failure Date: 11/20/1998

Driving down a two way street another vehicle was trying to pass from behind. When applying brakes to slow down, vehicle stalled and within seconds it accelerated.

car   Car Stall problem 16
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

Intermittent stalling.

car   Car Stall problem 17
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

The Explorer we have sometimes loses power and then after 10-15 seconds bolts forward abruptly. Our vehicle has almost caused several accidents because of this problem. We have been into the service department of our dealer 5 times, and began complaining of the problem a week after we took the car home. Our dealer seems oblivious to the fact that so many other people are having this same problem, which I can find on the internet. They feel since it hasn't done it while they were driving it, then it doesn't have a problem. We have continued to drive this car, our only vehicle for six months in this condition. The dealer rarely returns our calls. This vehicle is very unsafe to be driven, especially with our child in the car. You have no warning when it will stop, and most often you are turning and stalling with people swerving and blowing their horns, and you have no control for 10-15 seconds. The dealers should take back dangerous vehicles such as this one!.

car   Car Stall problem 18
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

After extended driving and making a stop, vehicle would stall without any indication while trying to accelerate from the stop. Dealer has been notified.

car   Car Stall problem 19
Failure Date: 09/06/1998

Intermittently the vehicle stalls , giving the driver no indication. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

car   Car Stall problem 20
Failure Date: 09/04/1998

Whenever coming to a stop or pulling off from a stop sign or a light, vehicle will stall and cut off. Consumer vehicle has been in the shop 8 times and they can't determine the problem. Vehicle is running intermittently.

car   Car Stall problem 21
Failure Date: 06/12/1998

When driving and stopping for a light and pulling off, the vehicle gave no prior warning and started to stall. When driving down a hill the vehicle lost all power, causing the consumer to lose steering and brakes. The consumer put the vehicle in neutral to get the vehicle to come to a stop.

car   Car Stall problem 22
Failure Date: 06/09/1998

Upon acceleration vehicle stalls and loses power for no reason. Problem is intermittent. Dealer cannot duplicate problem. Cause unknown.

car   Car Stall problem 23
Failure Date: 05/01/1998

The vehicle randomly stalls after slowing down or coming to a stop. When I accelerate after slowing to a stop or comming to a complete stop, the truck hesitates/stalls and then kicks in and goes. Truck has been to dealer 4 times, but he can't fix because he can't duplicate the problem. It happens very randomly. It may happen 2-3 times a week and then not again for 3-4 weeks. This vehicle is very unsafe. It has happened many times when turning left across on-comming traffic. If this problem is not fixed, I will be hit some day!!! Ford wasn't very helpful. The dealer suggested I call the 800 number in my book. I reported this directly to Ford on the 800 number and never heard from Ford or the dealer. Ford said that they would contact the dealer and they would work on the problem. The dealer I am working with in not the one I purchased the vehicle from. The servicing dealer is kings Ford 9555 kings automall drive cincinnati OH 45249 513-697-2414.

car   Car Stall problem 24
Failure Date: 05/01/1998

Hesitation/stall - vehicle has intermittent hesitation when making left turns after a stop and sometimes stalls. I have nearly avoided two accidents. Teh dealer cannot duplicate the problem but says the manufacturer has other matching complaints. I am activating the GA warranty rights act now. If Ford knows this problem exists and I have seen many other complaints on this site, I think there should be a recall before someone is killed or seriously injured.

car   Car Stall problem 25
Failure Date: 03/15/1998

Vehicle experiencing intermittent stalling while accelerating fron 0-45 mph. Vehicle was inspected by dealer ,and informed consumer that if it gets any worse to bring it back. Seeking help in this matter.

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