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Your engine has IMRC (intake manifold runner controls) that are supposed to stay closed under 3000 rpms. Over time they get carboned up and can hang open causing poor performance. Try to manually close the valve, if it immediately opens again the diaphragm might be bad. It would require replacing that IMRC.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Torque Converter Clutch System Performance 1744
I would clear the codes and read off any new codes in order to pin point any error.
Could be the torque convertor getting too hot and sensors are trying to use a higher gear ratio to reduce the heat.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018

Go to online store reliable they have repair manuals I am sure you will get the solution. Here's the link
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1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017

There is only thing will cause the check engine light to flash when you are driving and that is your catalyst converter is over heating and that is very dangerous if you continue to drive the van and the check engine light is flashing there is a very real possibility your van can catch on fire. What causes the catalyst converter to get hot is that raw fuel is being dumped into the exhaust system. That system can get so hot that it will glow cherry red it’s easier to see it at night. Please make sure and are expecting your problem correctly and if you are take it to a shop because you have more than one problem and the van is not safe to drive

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 30, 2017


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The top wires to headlamp are voltage for hi or lo beam.
The bottom black wire is ground. You can use a test light to check voltage and ground.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017

Have you checked the owners manual for possible causes of the alarm?

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017

Heavy load in park sounds like a transmission issue. The torque converter and transmission pump are still spinning in park

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017

There's a bleed screw located at the bottom of the radiator. Open screw let fluid run out of radiator. Fill radiator with water run vehicle. Repeat above steps until fluid is clear. Use a coolant system flush. Refill system with appropriate amount of coolant and water.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Check the wiring inside the rubber boot from the body to the door . Opening an closing the door a million times can cause these wires to break . Testing the electrical circuit using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter before replacing parts is the proper way to diagnose automotive electrical circuit's . You can find free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click body & accessories ,then under subsystem click on power locks or windows ,which ever you want to diagnose first .
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1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017

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1998 Ford... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017

incorrect pad material
brake manufacturers make 3 different pads for different applications and you need the pads used for taxi operations
there are anti noise pads fitted behind the pads ( plastic inserts and springs in use also to stop the noise
make sure that the callipers are free to slide on the mounting pins
other items like slotted and drilled rotors may be a help
talk with accredited specialist brake shops to make sure that during the replacement process you didn't miss a vital item that is now causing the noise

1998 Ford... | Answered on Aug 30, 2017

Do you know anything about automotive electronics ?
All courtesy lamps are controlled by the generic electronic module (GEM).
The four contacts are not switches , the part you want to replace is the door ajar switch . The door ajar switch is inside the door part of the lock actuator . Those contacts just allow circuit continuity when the door is closed , when you open the door continuity is broken or open . The GEM now know the door is open an will now turn on the dome lights . The door ajar switches stick , try spraying WD-40 into the door latch ,open an closing the latch . If this doesn't fix the problem you will need to take the inside door trim panel off and replace the ajar switch .

1998 Ford... | Answered on Aug 04, 2017

Why don't you use a stethoscope to locate the source of the noice. Your link does not work,

1998 Ford... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017


usually the auto trans has a filter in the pan. if the filters clogged it cant get enough pressure to shift. i recommend a new filter and gasket. cork gaskets are way easier to install than rubber gaskets. coat the cork gasket with form-a- gasket, you dont have to use an extreme amount, just enough so the gasket sticks to the pan.


1998 Ford... | Answered on Jul 07, 2017

you need to have it properly aligned, the tracking is different on every vehicle there is an amount of play in the adjustments but if it will not go into the recommend rang on the alignment then there is a problem, before taking to have this done make sure the tracking nuts and bars are easily moveable, undo them and move back and forth as if they find it hard to move they charge you more, if they can undo the nuts and move the bars around easy they cannot charge you for the extra charge. also make sure you have new tyres fitted as work or uneven ware can affect the camber to the road and wear the tyres down quicker and cause other problems later on.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jun 21, 2017

hi when was the transmission fluid changed,. it only does this when the engine is warmed up ?

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017

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