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99 ford explorer engine...

99 ford explorer engine makes a popping sound when turn on and it does not stay on. When off it smells like fumes/gas

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Middle of engine, it started first by not staying in idle; had to accelerate for a couple of minutes to stay on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

I had a friend check it out and said it needs fuel inject

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

A friend said to put fuel injector cleaner

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 6 months ago

Is the check engine light on when it's running or prior to this happening?
Also, how many miles on the truck?

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