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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 -> Electric Actuators, Replace -> Econoline -> Expedition & Navigator -> Explorer & Mountaineer -> F-Series -> Panel/Floor/Defrost -> Ranger -> Recirculate/Fresh -> Temperature Blend -> Temperature Blend/Panel Bypass -> Villager -> Windstar
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

Econoline
  • Remove instrument panel finish panel.
  • Disconnect electronic door actuator motor connector.
  • Remove actuator mounting screws, then the A/C electronic door actuator motor, Fig. .
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Expedition & Navigator
  • Remove floor duct panel.
  • Remove right side instrument panel brace.
  • Remove left side instrument panel lower nut and position brace aside.
  • Remove floor duct, then the electronic actuator.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Explorer & Mountaineer
  • Remove instr...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Vacuum Brake Booster -> Power Brake Unit Service
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

The Bendix vacuum brake booster unit is se...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Diesel Engines & Villager
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

The fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. This residual pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system. To avoid injury or fire, release pressure from the fuel system before disconnecting any fuel line.

The fuel system pressure must be relieved prior to disconnecting fuel lines to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

On model...

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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 -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Explorer AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedu...

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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  5.0 V8 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • One Touch Down Relay
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Rear Window Defrost Relay
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Memory Seats Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GASMemory Seats Diagram for 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Memory Seat Module
  • Left Hand Front Seat Motor Assembly
  • Right Hand Front Seat Motor Assembly
  • Right Hand Power Lumbar Motor
  • Connector C-335
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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  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Brake Pressure Switch
  • Speed Control Servo/Amplifier Assembly
  • Clutch Pedal Position (CPP) Switch
  • Brake Pedal Position (BPP) Switch
  • 1998 Ford Explorer  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Data Link Connector
  • Memory Seat Module
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • 4WABS Control Module
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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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