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1998 Ford Explorer CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Accumulator/Drier, Replace -> 1998 -> 1999-2000 -> 1999-2000 w/4.2L Engine -> 1999-2000 w/4.6L & 5.4L Engines -> Auxiliary A/C -> Econoline -> Excursion -> Expedition & Navigator -> Explorer & Mountaineer -> F-Series -> Ranger -> Standard A/C -> Villager -> Windstar
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    The accumulator/drier must be replaced any time the system has been left open for more than 24 hours with the system completely discharged, there is evidence of moisture in the system, the system is badly contaminated, there is more than five ounces of compressor oil in it, or the accumulator/drier is restricted, plugged or perforated. Replacement of a refrigerant line or a major component (condenser, evaporator or seized compressor) requires replacement of the accumulator/drier. The receiver/drier does not necessarily need to be replaced every time there is a los...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed -> Aerostar, Escape, E-Series, Excursion, F-250HD, F-350, F-Super Duty, Ranger & Villager -> Bendix Hydro-Max -> Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250LD, Mountaineer, Navigator & Windstar -> Manual Bleed -> Pressure Bleed
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Aerostar, Escape, E-Series, Excursion, F-250HD, F-350, F-Super Duty, Ranger & Villager

    Bleed primary and secondary hydraulic brake systems separately, bleeding the longest line first on each system. Do not allow reservoir to run dry during bleeding operation. Never use fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system. Ensure proper bleed sequence is followed.

    On 1997-98 Villager models, the bleed sequence is lefthand front, righthand front, lefthand rear, righthand rear.

    On Aerostar, E-Series, Escape, Excursion, F-250HD, F-350, F-Super Duty, Ranger and 1999-2001 Vill...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> Aviator, 1991-06 Explorer & Mountaineer, 1986-06 Ford Ranger & 1986-90 Bronco II w/Fuel Injected Engine
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Four Wheel Drive (4WD) -> Front -> Rear -> Two Wheel Drive (2WD)
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Front

    The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the rear jack storage area. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.

    • With vehicle in neutral, raise and support vehicle.
    • Index-mark front axle pinion flange to front driveshaft.
    • Remove transfer case skid plate.
    • Index-mark transfer case pinion flange to front ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    • Remove battery ground cable.
    • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Disconnect wiring harness to voltage regulator electrical connector.
    • Remove B+ terminal cover.
    • Remove B+ terminal connector.
    • Remove wiring harness-to-alternat...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Low Coolant Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    This lamp should light when engine coolant level in the radiator drops below a predetermined le...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water pump.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump and from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to in...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    • Raise tensioner by turning counterclockwise, then remove belt.
    • Install new be...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Behind I/P Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Switch
  • Sun Load Sensor
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Blower Motor Switch
  • Body Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer  5.0 V8 GASBody Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Trailer Tow Park Lamp Relay
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Door Lock Relay
  • Power Antenna Module
  • Seat Belt Warning Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Wiper Up Relay
  • PCM Power Relay
  • Starter Motor Relay
  • Rear Wiper Down Relay
  • Horn Relay
  • 1998 Ford Explorer  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Door Lock Relay
  • Door Unlock Relay
  • Drivers Door Unlock Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: 4 WHEEL DRIVE/ALL WHEEL DRIVE - WITH CONTROL TRAC - SHUDDER ON ACCELERATION / DECELERATION OR BINDING ON SLOW TURNS
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Sticking, Binding
  • Vibration
  • Auto Systems:
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
  • Document: SAFETY RECALL - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1998 Ford Explorer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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