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How do you replace the starter in a 98 ford explorer V8

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  • pandeykatie Sep 09, 2009

    How do you tell the difference? When I turn the key over it clicks once and that's it. We tried jump starting it and that didn't work.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    are u sure it is the starter? the most common problem is the positive battery cable goes open from internal corrosion

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATIONSee Figure 3 to 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the front of the vehicle and install jackstands beneath the frame. Firmly apply the parking brake and place blocks in back of the rear wheels.

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Fig. Disconnect all wires connected to the starter, including this ground wire on the starter moutnting bolt stud

  1. Tag and disconnect the wiring at the starter.
WARNING When detaching the hardshell connector at the S-terminal, grasp the plastic shell to pull it off. Do not pull on the wire itself. Ensure to pull the connector straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S-terminal. If any part of the connector is damaged, replace the damaged component.

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Fig. Remove the starter motor (arrow) mounting bolts ...
  1. ReHow do you replace the starter in a 98 ford - bf28d85.jpgarter mounting bolts and remove the starter.
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Fig. ..then remove the starter-be careful, the starter motor can be quite heavy


To install:
  1. Position the starter motor against the engine and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 15-19 ft. lbs. (21-27 Nm).
  2. Install the starter solenoid connector by pushing it straight on. Ensure that the connector locks in position with a notable click.
Install the starter cable nut to the starter solenoid B-terminal. Tighten the nut to 80-123 inch lbs. (9-14 Nm).
  1. Connect any remaining wiring to the starter motor.
  2. Lower the front of the vehicle and remove the wheel blocks.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

I hope help you with this (remeber rated this help). Good luck.

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Two bolts come out from the front and one from the rear. It is not necessary to disconnect the battery because the solenoid is way up on the fenderwell of the passenger side. P.S. you might want to check that too.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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    Dana Newcombe Sep 09, 2009

    Have someone tap briskly on the very top of the solenoid while you turn the key over to start it. Tap vith a wrench or a small tack hammer

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Do a voltage drop test of the cable, u can also pull the starter and have it tested by Kragen for free, disconnect the battery neg cable and then drop the starter out, very easy a few wires and two bolts and out it comes.
GO TO THE LINK FOR VOLTAGE DROP TEST INSTRUCTIONS.
http://www.engine-light-help.com/voltage-drop.html

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: who to change spark plug 98 ford explorer v8

The plugs are located under the coils on the engine. Remove the wire and screw from the coil and remove the coil and boot. Use compressed air to blow all of the dust/dirt out from the plug area. Removing the dirt is extreemly important. Remove th plugs and replace with a high quality plug. You may want to replace the boots also.

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SOURCE: where is the starter solenoid

Should be on the passenger side of the vehicle right behind the battery.

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Check your Cam,MAP,MAF sensors.

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