Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
The Generic electronic Module controls the windshield wipers, this system controls all the electrical items like windows door ajar warning and so on. You need to have the GEM quick tested to determine the area to look for the fault, it is very rare for the GEM to fail, the most ccommon cause is the W/S wiper switch, and next the motor's internal contacts that switch it on, or the motor itself, get the Generic Electronic Module (GEM) tested with a scanner and then get back to me with the fault codes, if I was to guess a part it would be the wiper switch it is fairly expensive so it's better to test first then replace parts after pin-point tests of components and wiring are complete and you can be sure with little room for error what is causing the problem.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
I have a 98 ford explorer, my power windows, sun roof don't work, my windshield wipers will only come on if I open a door any door or if I put it in nutral and then only for 2 or 3 swipes, and the display on the stereo doesnt work, and no dome lights work, any ideas?
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Sell that piece of **** before anything else goes wrong
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The windsheild wiper relay might be stuck or broken. Try tapping it with something or replace it. Could also be the the switch (lever that you control the wipers with) i hope this helps and good luck with diagnosing your problem.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
SOURCE: Wiper don.t work
Remove the wiper arms amd the panel between the hood and the windshield. There are teflon bushings on the actuater arms that wear out, they are cheap and available from the dealer but can be tricky to install because of the limited access.
Posted on May 09, 2009
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