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so it does start in neutral. the cable is out of adjustment. inspect the shifter cable for bad ends. you might need to replace the cable if it cant be adjusted or replace the gromets

1998 Ford... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


use car ramps and place something behind rear wheels so they do not roll

1998 Ford... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015


There haven't been modulator valves in transmissions since they started putting computers in cars but it was a good guess. It could be one of three things that I can think of. 1) It may be a loose wire on one of the computer sensors in or on the transmission, 2) one of these could be a loose or defective, 3) And I hope I'm wrong on this one. There may be a bad internal seal which won't allow the internal pump to build enough pressure to keep it in gear. If this the problem, get rid of it before it gets worse, get it fixed before you drive it much more or drive it as little as possible as every time it shifts in and out it damages the internal clutch packs and low gear band. This happened to my 2001 Windstar. At the point that I traded it in, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears would shift alright but it wouldn't stay in 4th, (overdrive). It would shift in and out of 4th at random. Good luck. Jeff M.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Dec 18, 2014


IF IT BLOWS FUSE WHEN SWITCHED ON YOU HAVE A DEAD SHORT TO GROUND. SHORTS CAN BE VERY HARD TO FIND, CHECK FOR MELTED OR PINCHED WIRE. GOOD LUCK.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014


That would be the fuse marked just that way, park/tail, in the fuse panel under dash on driver side.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


Could be open thermostat.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 12, 2014


If it gives you fits,an aftermarket set of struts is available to eliminate the need for air suspension.

I did that on a Lincoln and a Taurus.They are designed to last as long as the warrantee. Sorry.

Most customers end up switching over to conventional springs.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 12, 2014


Hey Rene, did you try autozone library its all free and easy to use

1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 09, 2014


is mounted on left front wheel under splash gard

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014


Either you have air in the system cuasing the pump to " cavitate" or not enough fluid or the wrong fluid.
Are these pumps you put in new, used or re-built ?
Fluid HAS to be going somewhere.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014


Your power steering is draining the power then.Check power steering pump and flush fluid / replace unit if required.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 15, 2014


A code P0133 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • The oxygen sensor is faulty
  • The wiring to the sensor is broken / frayed
  • There is an exhaust leak
the problem is more than likely the front Bank 1 oxygen sensor. You will likely wind up replacing it but you should also consider these possible solutions:
  • Check and fix any exhaust leaks
  • Check for wiring problems (shorted, frayed wires)
  • Check the frequency and amplitude of the oxygen sensor (advanced)
  • Check for a deteriorating / contaminated oxygen sensor, replace if necessary
  • Check for inlet air leaks
  • Check the MAF sensor for proper operation
  • code p1000 refers to emission monitors not fully run and requires a couple of drive cycles from cold start to fully warmed drive cycle at different speeds.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 11, 2014


If it is making clanking noises it is already bad. Replace ASAP or you will end up broken down somewhere inconvenient or dangerous.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 05, 2014


You will have to obtain a workshop manual it will show the specs. Most panel shops have a rail the chassis is fixed to and the frame can be aligned from that.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 02, 2014


Check for plugged fuel filter or line. check fuel for water in the gas.check gas pedal linkage for binding.check transmission is shifting check air box and filter make sure you didnt suck in a plastic bag. check exhust that tail pipe is not blocked.with anything plastic bag ,potato,ect.check for pcv valve or vacuum line off. Check your emergancy brake is not on. check for overheating front or rear brakes they could be stuck on . If this was helpful please leave good feed back

1998 Ford... | Answered on Sep 18, 2014


check for the belt tensioner.it is self udjusting

1998 Ford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014


there must be a shorted line

1998 Ford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

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