Question about 1998 Ford Expedition
I'm not sure, but the turn signal flasher may be behind the glove box, If it is, you probably heard it shorting out and blowing a fuse or fuses.
Posted on Mar 13, 2013
The starter solenoid relay is behind the firewall in front of the glove box. A weak battery will cause the relay to "chatter". You have a dead battery.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
I dont think I have ever come across your exact problem.
I checked for TSB's regarding your problem, and there were
I would recommend removing the instrument panel (I.P), and
checking the connections.
I would also check the connections at the ignition switch.
It is possible that one of the ignition wires is not being fed when this problem occurs. This could be caused by
a poor/broken connection, Worn ignition switch, or a remote car starter poorly installed or malfunctioning.
The next time this happens, grab a test light and remove panels for access to the wiring harness to the ignition switch. STAY AWAY FROM THE HARNESS FOR THE CLOCKSPRING AND AIRBAG. With the ignition on (in run) check for power at the dark blue wire, black&white wire, and the black&orange wire.
If one does not have power, then test it at the switch. If still no power, then replace the switch. If the wire has no power, but has power at the switch then repair the wire.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Well, here's the instructions from the service manual. The labor guide says this can be done in 1.6 hours...I don't see how, unless the instructions are wrong about having to remove the instrument panel. My thoughts are that if you are only doing the blower motor, the blower assembly will come out without pulling the dash. You probably only have to do a partial disassembly and remove the glove box and the glove box lower support.
Removal and Installation
1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove Instrument panel. (See Instrument Panel Removal) Disconnect resistor connector. remove blower assembly duct. Disconnect motor connector. Remove blower assembly
2. Remove blower assembly screws and blower motor assembly. Remove clip and fan from assembly. Separate motor case and remove blower motor. To install, reverse removal procedure.
1. Disable air bag system. See AIRBAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT SECTION. Disconnect negative battery cable. Scribe mating marks on steering wheel and shaft for installation reference. Using Steering Wheel Remover (J-29752) remove steering wheel. Remove steering cowl.
2. Remove instrument panel grilles and plug, or driving pattern indicator panel (A/T Models). Disconnect electrical connections. Remove instrument panel hood, instrument cluster ezel and instrument cluster. Remove hood release handle. Remove knee protector.
3. Remove dash fuse/relay block and side trim. Remove engine control module box. Remove radio console and glove box lower reinforcement. Remove speaker covers and glove box. Remove heater control panel knobs and cover. Disconnect heater control cables, and remove heater control panel. Remove illumination control knob. Remove instrument panel.
1. Install instrument panel. Install and adjust heater control cables. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Ensure mating marks on steering wheel and shaft align. Apply grease to contact ring and tighten steering wheel nut to 26 ft.lbs. (35 N.m).
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