Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
When you get it running again, take it to an Autozone or Oreillys for a free scan. Ask for a charging system test too!
When you have a significant short, there will be a good amount of sparking when hooking up the Battery cable. Your scan may reveal the problem. You may have to use an Ohmmeter with both Battery cables disconnected from the Battery.
You would turn off everything you can and then have a helper look at the Ohmmeter readings as you unplug and replace one fuse at a time. When the Ohmmeter reading drops, you have found the system that is shorting.
Once you have found the bad system, like power windows, or rear window defroster you can work on that one wire. Lately there have been Ignition switches that are staying on when turned off.
Check with a Dealer for your Vin# and see if the Cruise Control was a Recall item. They were known to stay on and cause fires in certain production years.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
Connecting wire harness to the battery terminals you always will see the spark. The reason is that immediately after connecting the wire harness, the car electrical system is sourcing at least 1amp. The reason is that computer and modules switch to learning mode, so it is more complicated ...
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I was having the same issue with my car not sure if yours is the same issue but check out the alternator amp fuse
Posted on Feb 22, 2013
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