20 Most Recent 1998 Ford Explorer Questions & Answers


The windows in my 1998 ford explorer dont work all the time and i cant find the relay fuse or any fuse for the windows where is it?

Hi there:CHeck in Passenger Fuse Panel (early drive side dashboard / will need open drive door) and look position 12, 7.5A for Power Window Relay, Washer Pump Relay.Also, could be a problem with the power windows switch, harnesses, wires or ground connections.Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.
3/16/2022 9:34:10 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Mar 16, 2022

1998 Ford Explorer. Can someone tell me what these codes mean? My Explorer won't start, it happened suddenly. I just got these codes, Evap, HRT, O2s, EGR, and CAT. I have no clue, thanks.

Question edited for clarity, plus full make and model. Question moved to better sub category. Those aren't codes they are abbreviations of components. Codes start P0NNN and tell you exactly what the issue is. If you changed the battery, you need to reset the anti-theft system. Clear the codes and then drive it.
2/25/2022 2:38:12 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 25, 2022

My ford explorer has been

You may want to stop driving it, open the hood, and check to make sure your belts are still attached.
The smell might be that your very low on power steering fluid, which would also make it extremely hard to steer.
2/22/2022 11:57:52 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 22, 2022

1998 ford explorer wont start

What does anti-theft light do when this happens with the key in the on position.Does it come on for a sec then turn off or does it flash rapidly? If it is flashing then anti-theft is not seeing your key for some reason.This could be a bad key or a transponder for the anti-theft.
Second thing it could be is maybe computer isn't seeing the crankshaft position sensor. When you first turn on the ignition your check engine light should come on.It should go out while cranking but if vehicle doesn't start after a few seconds of cranking,while the engine is cranking it should come back on. If it does then computer sees the crankshaft position sensor.If it does not come on while cranking then it does not see it and it will not start.If this is the case you can try and wiggle the wires to the sensor(it will be located next to the front crankshaft pulley and it reads the teeth on the back of the crankshaft pulley.
2/15/2022 10:33:28 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 15, 2022

How do I fix starting issues on 1998 Ford Explorer?

Question edited for clarity. Question moved to Ford Explorer. Leave the battery in the car and get it on a charger overnight. It sounds like the battery is low and there isn't enough current amps to power everything with the starter as well. If that doesn't work, you need a good auto-electrician to put it on a pro quality scan tool computer..
2/13/2022 1:09:57 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 13, 2022

I am replacing the upper control arm on the driver

Fix your car right away by clicking the link I attached 1998 Ford Explorer Workshop Repair Service Manual PDF Download
2/4/2022 2:59:51 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 04, 2022

I have a 98 ford

Fuse controlling the horn is usually a 15A fuse located in the Distribution Panel under the dash.
Usually there is a cluster of fuses running 4 across and about 8 down on this panel.
So, look for all the 15A fuses in this cluster and check with a circuit tester.
If you check each side of fuse and get the light...then fuse is good.
If ya get light on one side and not the other...you've got a blown fuse.

Before you do this, disconnect the wire off the horn and connect circuit tester to the horn's power wire / socket and press horn switch on sterring wheel.

If you don't get the light glow...then check your fuses.
If you get the light glow...then your horn is bad...and they do go bad.

Hope this helps.
2/4/2022 2:54:59 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 04, 2022

Horn fuse location 98 Ford explorer

look for a relay not a fuse
2/4/2022 2:52:24 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 04, 2022

How do i reset the keyless alarm in a 1998 ford explorer. I have the key pad at the door but not sure how to reset so I can arm the vehicle.

The code is on a sticker in the rear panel by the tire jack... when you open the compartment, look inside towards the driver's seat... it's hard to see, I had to use my phone to get a pic and that's how I retrieved it... but it'll be on a sticker on that module...
1/11/2022 2:53:40 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 11, 2022

On my 1998 Ford Explorer

Normally, you would insert the key in
the driver's door, turn left, then right
to disarm and reset it.
You can turn off the anti-theft system in a Ford Explorer by starting the vehicle with your existing factory key.

If yours is malfunctioning,
you can disable it for good by doing the following:The FACTORY ALARM DISARM WIRE IS

dk. green/purple driver's kick panel.

Once Located, splice into this wire with
a similar gauge wire, and put it to
a solid chassis ground. This terminates
the OEM alarm functions entirely.

You will have to get the PATS module scanned to retrieve codes.If you want to repair it.----------
http://www.stangnet.com/images/stories/docs/sn95_TSBs/01-06-02.pdf ------------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

1/11/2022 2:47:18 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 11, 2022

Where is the oil pressure sender unit on my 1998

it is right by the oil filter on the v8
12/25/2021 2:54:08 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Dec 25, 2021

98 Ford Explorer battery light on, electrical died on freeway

Alternator possibly.
10/16/2021 5:38:55 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Oct 16, 2021

Where is all the locations of the freeze plugs at on 1998 Ford Explorer

There are three plugs on each side of the block under the exhaust manifold and two in the rear of the block between the engine and transmission. If the rear freeze plug is leaking, it can be seen by antifreeze leaking out of the bottom of the transmission bell housing.
10/11/2021 9:19:37 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Oct 11, 2021

I need a fuse box diagram of a 98 ford explorer.

1998 Ford Truck Explorer 4WD 4.0L EFI 6cyl

Check this... (click on the pic)

Fuse panel and power distribution box identification for 1995-99 Explorer/Mountaineer models-Part 1

Fuse panel and power distribution box identification for 1995-99 Explorer/Mountaineer models-Part 2

Fuse panel and power distribution box identification for 1995-99 Explorer/Mountaineer models-Part 3

Fuse Panel

Located inside the passenger compartment, under the drivers-side of the instrument panel.

I really hope help you with this (rated this help) Good luck.
9/1/2021 10:57:17 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Sep 01, 2021

1998 ford explorer relay sensor part number F37A-2c341-AD

ok its a ford part
11/23/2020 1:15:21 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 23, 2020

No power to fuel pump

Try looking at the fuse under the hood make sure your getting 12 volts at fuse.If fuse is good but no power try checking the fuel pump relay. you can switch the relay with another system that you know works. Lastly Check you Auto Shutdown Relay (ASD). If there has been an accident this relay will kill your fuel pump power. good luck.
10/20/2020 1:50:06 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Oct 20, 2020

Flasher relay located in a 1998 ford explorer

flasher relay is in the #10 location (7.5A fuse), also #21 location (15A fuse) in the power distribution box that is under the hood.
9/18/2020 11:46:00 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Sep 18, 2020


For 1998 Ford Truck Explorer 4WD 4.0L EFI 6cyl the Flasher is located front seating area, driver side, behind dash, mounted on steering column.Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).
9/18/2020 11:43:18 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Sep 18, 2020

1998 Ford Explorer a/c not working properly

Had the same problem on 98 Eddy Bauer we have. Have you noticed that it has a tendency to belch out hot air and the blower speed slows down mostly when you accelerate or give it a little more gas to climb a hill or an overpass or even pass somebody? If this is the case there is a pressure switch that's hooked into the intake manifold were it can sense a drop in pressure and when it does it drops the ac clutch out and slows the dash blower down till the pressure comes back up. JUMP IT OUT. All your problems will go away. Thats in there to unload the engine during acceleration and heavy loads and after the switch ages it gets trigger happy and lazy about closing to bring the ac back on.

Pat - Houston
6/26/2020 9:25:10 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jun 26, 2020

Trailer Wiring Cheat Sheet

Hello all,

For those of you that have or occasionally borrow trailers and look at the wiring plugs with disdain (I mean face it they don't make sense, grd is white, +12vdc is black, etc), this is for you.

Plug Types/Application
7 Way - RV Trailers, Horse and Utility Trailers
6 Way - Horse, Stock and Utility
4 Way - Utility Trailers

Columns are: Color, Function, Mark on the plug.

Seven wire Trailer plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:

White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Yellow = Left turn/Brake - 5
Green = Right turn Brake - 6
Orange or Purple (not both) = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Recreational Vehicle:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Green = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Red = Left turn/Brake - 5
Brown = Right turn Brake - 6
Yellow = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Six wire trailer plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - GD
Yellow = Left turn/Brake -LT
Green = Right turn Brake -RT
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - TM
Red or Black (not both) = Battery, aux power - A
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Recreational Vehicle: (color, use, plug mark)
White = Ground - GD
Brown = Right turn Brake - RT
Green = Tail and clearance lights -TM
Black = Battery, aux power - A
Red = Left turn/Brake - LT
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Four wire plugs:
White = Ground
Yellow = Left turn/Brake
Green = Right turn Brake
Brown = Tail and clearance lights

Ground should be 10ga.
Others 14 ga

Best regards
on Jul 23, 2019 • 1998 Ford Explorer
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