My 1998 Ford Explorer died on me while driving 25 mph down the road.

Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 06:00 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I believe I heard a slight pop in the engine when the car dies, but can't be positive. I pulled the car home, bought a new battery but didn't solve my problem. I have fuel, I have spark and there is no timing chain rattling up front. It continues to try and start but sill not. I have nothing on my TAC when I try to start the engine. I've heard everything from timing chain to crank shaft sensor to coil pack to Electronic control module??? Searching for answers before I waste a ton of money.

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Start by having the vehicle scanned for any trouble codes. If there are any they would tell you what to look at.

17,785

Check fuses they can pop when they blow and check all under dash and hood and see if yours has one on or near computer, May check relays too, either by swapping them around or by a tester.

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