Engine Stall problems of the 1998 Ford Explorer

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

car   Engine Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 12/04/2000

While driving engine would stall. While at an intersection on a six lane road, in middle lane, vehicle stalled. Felt this was dangerous because consumer could have been hit from behind. Took vehicle to dealer when rear timing chain jumped time, timing chain broke. Dealer said engine needed to be replaced.

car   Engine Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 09/20/2000

Engine continues to stall when driving at speeds of 30 mph. I am concerned for my safety and that of my passengers everyday.

car   Engine Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 03/09/2000

Traveling at 35 mph, engine stalled. I was able to make a safe stop on a busy/curvy road. Engine restarted and stalled one additional time.

car   Engine Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 09/19/1999

Engine stalls and sometimes dies while accelerating from a stop. Problem most often occurs after long drives, on hot days, when turning to the left from a full or partial stop.

car   Engine Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 06/11/1999

After driving at 65 mph for app. 2 hours, the engine stalled making a left turn while accelerating from a stop.

car   Engine Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 02/10/1999

Engine stalled during left turn at intersection. All three times that this has occured has been up starting from a complete stop, and under moderate to heavy acceleration. Two of the incidents have occured during left turns, while the other occured going straight. The vehicle has been maintained in accordance with Ford's recommended maintenance schedule.

car   Engine Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 12/18/1998

Engine occasionally hesitates or stalls upon reacceleration after coming to a stop at intersections. Possible danger of being in heavy traffic when stall occurs - potential accident. Dealership service department kept vehicle 2 days after one occurrence and could not duplicate the problem, but indicated that they were aware of this same problem in other Explorers. The hesitation or stalling usually happens after cruising on the freeway at 60 - 70 mph then getting off at an exit and stopping at an intersection. When reaccelerating the engine sometimes either hesitates badly then resumes normal operation or stalls completely - usually in the middle of the intersection - requiring restart.

car   Engine Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 08/01/1998

4. 0l sohc engine, engine will severely lag or stall under heavy acceleration from slow speeds or from dead stop.

car   Engine Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 07/20/1998

Engine stalling on a continual basis, unable to rectify after three repair attempts. Mjs.

car   Engine Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 07/01/1998

Engine stalls or sputters from a stop or accelerating from ~40mph. This seems to happen at a greater rate when turning a sharp left and going over an incline such as a railroad crossing. This has caused 3 near collisions and would have caused a fatal incident had a train been bearing down on the train crossing. I have stalled on a raised train crossing 3 times.

car   Engine Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 06/01/1998

After coming to a stop, intermittently, upon acceleration the engine hesitates and stalls. This leaves the driver in a dangerous situation, stalled in the middle of an intersection - this has led to numerous near accidents. The dealer is indifferent to the severity of the problem. The service dept. Can not find the cause. The onboard cpu does not leave any error codes and the service capture device does not pick-up any error codes. It appears to be an ignition misfire.

car   Engine Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 05/10/1998

When traveling at low speeds/accelerating from a stopped position, engine stalls. Qcaw.

car   Engine Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 04/20/1998

This is an Explorer with the sohc 4l engine. I have experienced at least a dozen episodes of the engine stalling, or nearly stalling, when accellerating from a stop, and usually when turning left. It seems to happen most often when the weather and engine are hot, and after idling for a few moments, such as when stopped at an intersection waiting for a light or a break in traffic. The stall, or hesistation, happens after the vehicle has moved perhaps one car length. The dealership has made three attempts at repair. This seems to be a common problem with Explorers with the sohc motor, and is very dangerous, leaving the occupants in the direct line of oncoming traffic in a disabled vehicle. Ford has not admitted a fault, or fixed the vehicle.

car   Engine Stall problem 14

When vehicle is at a stop,defect in engine causes vehicle to stall or hesitate. Dealer cannot duplicate problem.

car   Engine Stall problem 15

Vehicle experiences continued engine stalling. Mjs.

car   Engine Stall problem 16

The engine stalled off while driving.

car   Engine Stall problem 17

Engine stalls. When accelerating from a stop the engine rpms will drop to "0". The engine will restart on its own. The stalling is for only a moment. I have reported ths problem to the dealer. The dealer could not solve the problem. The dealer put a "flig.

car   Engine Stall problem 18

Engine stalls when coming from a stop or from slowing down. Driver has to put vehicle in neutral and restart vehicle. Dealer has seen vehicle 6 times, and cannot find a solution.

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