Why does a 1999 Ford explorer seem lose power when it gets hot

Asked by GuruRKVVW Feb 11, 2020 at 10:10 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 does explorer that seems to sputter
and lose power and stall when it gets hot any ideas
or has any had this problem ?

2 Answers


It shouldn't " get hot " . It should reach an operating temp. If you're saying it does that once it warms up then I would have the codes read even if the light ain't on . Ignition upgrade ?

I would check the spark plugs and wires to start off. Look for any damage whatsoever. My truck had a misfire because one of the wires had just been worn through to the metal. Went to the parts store and picked up new wires and plugs for 40 bucks. Just pray it’s nothing more. It sounds like it’s a misfire which isn’t typically a big deal. Best of luck to you!

Your Answer:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    G A Arne
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Pathfinder
39 Great Deals out of 1,413 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Ford Explorer For Sale
1,974 listings starting at $40,649
2019 Ford Explorer For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 85 listings starting at $34,495
2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 166 listings starting at $27,997
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 350 listings starting at $12,999
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 167 listings starting at $10,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.