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Engine idles rough, I have new plugs, wires, air cleaner. Could it be air sensor and where would it be on 1998 Ford Explorer, 6cyl. .. Egine light stays on. I have tried to reset it, but it eventually comes back on.

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What code are you getting when you check the obd2 computer usually the problem when an ford engine runs ruff check the tps sensor which is on the side of the throttle body opposite of the throttle cables tps stands for (throttle possitioning sensor)

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that is true your firing order is wrong here is a link to a web sight that has all the 1998 explorers 6cyl just click on the one that your explorer is and it'll show you the correct firing order also make sure you have your plugs gaped right good luck.
http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-ford-firing-98.htm

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