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    Intermittent fuel pressure/no starts

    98 Explorer occasional no fuel at start This is the relay layout I found on line. This is relay locations on my Explorer and totally different then the owners manual. The fuel pump relay and horn relays are the same. Fuel relay is #5 and horn relay #7...
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    Intermittent fuel pressure/no starts

    1998 Explorer manual is confusing with which relay is the fuel pump relay. On page 130 it has position #9 as a fuse BUT could be mistaken for the fuel pump relay since it so states. In the owners manual #9 relay is supposed to be an "automatic ride control relay" which in fact is the blower...
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    Volume Control Repair on 1998

    Not for the faint hearted! Removed the off / on switch and volume assembly. Unsoldered the circuit board and popped the four plastic buttons that hold the potentiometer together. Found the three brushes that contact the resister field to be weak and not proving good contact. Bent them outward a...
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    Volume Control Repair on 1998

    98 Explorer Sport After more troubleshooting have found the rear seat volume control works fine and the bars move accordingly on the faceplate. Hate to get into the main switch / volume control as the assembly is sandwiched and held together with melted plastic buttons. Googled F87F-18B914-AA...
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    Volume Control Repair on 1998

    1998 Explorer volume control --------------------------------------------- Daughters 98 has the same problem with rotating the knob there's no bars showing. Kind of surprised there's no-one else with similar problems.
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    door latch problem solved - temporarily maybe??

    Door latch / spring Aren't wives GREAT! Lots of good info in this string!
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    1996 Ranger 2.3L T Belt and crank pulley removal You've probably got the pulley off by now but if not it's best pulled with a three prong puller with at least a 1" screw on the puller. Had to pull it nearly ALL the way off.
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    Fixing the Broken Recliner Lever, By CBoug76

    Explorer tilt lever Wow 25.00. Will have to check this out for my daughter. For me dealing with the plastic trim and bottom screw was a pain. The top screw while a bear to get at can be removed by pushing the leather / fabric up.
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    Fixing the Broken Recliner Lever, By CBoug76

    Second one for me, one on a 97 sport about seven years ago and back then the replacement was OEM. Took a couple of hours. Same thing on a 98 sport and the claim was it was an updated design...they changed the steel to malable (softer steel) so it bends rather then snaps off. Had been told...
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    Fixing the Broken Recliner Lever, By CBoug76

    Second one for me, one on a 97 sport about seven years ago and back then the replacement was OEM. Took a couple of hours. Same thing on a 98 sport and the claim was it was an updated design...they changed the steel to malable (softer steel) so it bends rather then snaps off. Had been told...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    96 Ranger 2.3L 4x2 - timing belt access Indeed there were the four bolts. Had to REMOVE all four in order to get the front cover off. New belt is installed and the bracket bolted up far easier then whit I expected. Removing the crank bolt was easy with the stick shift. Put it in gear, set the...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    96 Ranger 2.3L timing cover removal Nasty! The AC / PS bracket that's in the way is attached to the block with four bolts. One 13MM behind the compressor, One 10MM slightly below and to the right (easy to get at), and two 13MM below BUT not behind the PS pump. the PS pump does not have to be...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    96 Ranger 2.3L 4X2 - Timing belt cover removal Have found (and loosened) four bolts that attach the AC / PS bracket to the block.... 2 -10MM and 2-13 but it's still solid. Appears I do not need to rent a puller for the PS pump to get at the 2 13MM bolts. Obviously overlooking one somewhere. DO...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    96 Ranger T belt replacement Another Ford link dealing with the bracket interference problem. So far am having trouble seeing all four bolts and planning on renting a pulley puller for the PS pump so I can remove it for better access to bracket...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    Read all the posts / pictures again but my problem appears to be no clearance between the aluminum A/C - power steering bracket and the T Belt front cover. All the pictures show the crank pulley removed which I have not done and can't see a reason to do so. Seems if I can get the bracket away...
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    95-97 2.3L Ranger P0340 = Timing Belt...

    Rough day between a thermostat and water pump BUT spent far to much time trying to get the timing belt cover off to replace the timing belt. Have the single bolt behind the compressor loose but cannot get at the two behind the power steering pump. Have to rent a puller in order to remove the...
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    96 ranger little or no heat

    96 Ranger water pump Good stuff with great pictures! Before I start with the pump, belt, and thermostat the only fuzzy issue is the sleeve and RTV? We shall see.
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    96 ranger little or no heat

    I see the most recent post is two years old. 96 Ranger 2.3L has stopped heating up so assuming the original thermostat has bought the farm (135000 miles) Going to do a timing belt and water pump at the same time (preventative maintenance) was looking for any short cuts there might be.
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    turn signal no worky!

    Blowing fuses? Problem I created was wiring a cell phone that wasn't meant to be used with "that" phone. + and - reversed. Caused all kinds of goofy fuse issues until I figured out what I'd done wrong.
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    turn signal no worky!

    Rear light problems I believe the harness that supplies everything to the rear runs along the passenger sill just under the carpet and is protected by a plastic channel. The exact route can be seen if you remove the R R trim panel as the harness goes over the wheel well, under the back seat /...
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    turn signal no worky!

    Daughters #10 fuse / turn signal issue has ended up with an cruise control problem. Fuses stopped blowing after I unplugged the the harness from the cruise control located on the right fender well. Thinking the problem might be associated with the original cruise / brake fluid safety recall...
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    98 sport #10 fuse blowing

    98 Explorer Sport #10 7.5 amp fuse Through a process of elimination was able to stop blowing fuses by disconnecting the multi wire connector from the cruise control assembly mounted on the passenger side inner fender well. Would seem if this problem was associated with fluid in the disconnect...
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    How to: Overhead console display fix - 2nd Gen

    Lines in the readout display Maybe others will respond but I would guess the display has been damaged.
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    How to: Overhead console display fix - 2nd Gen

    If the problem is accuracy (30 degrees off) the fix is to replace the sensor which is a plug in unit located left front of the radiator cowl.
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    turn signal no worky!

    Explorer flasher Since I'm not sure the flasher is my daughters problem (#10 fuse blowing) I'm going to leave the trim panel and steel plate off for a while. The flasher is easily accessible with those two panels off. The flasher is attached to the column support with a clip so I imagine your...
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