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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Ford Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 5470
Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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Ford explorer starts and ticks over fine but no power at all

Customer Question

Ford explorer starts and ticks over fine but no power at all under load , The same running on petrol or lpg.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Hi,my name is mike and I will assist you with your question.
Are there any warning lights coming on?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No warning lights

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
How does the vehicle idle?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

idles perfect you can feather throttle to 4000 reves all good until you put it in gear and try and drive it miss fires and dies but does not stall

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
The issue that you are describing is consistent with a restriction in the exhaust flow most likely from a restricted catalytic converter.What I would suggest is to have the exhaust checked as a first step. This is a common issue.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi cheched exhaust found no problems any other ideas ?

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Has the fuel pressure been checked?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi not checked preasure but it does it on petrol and lpg .

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Try this unplug the mass air flow sensor and tell me if that changes anything while driving. Thank you.