How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Eric Your Own Question
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 31932
Experience:  Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Eric is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

1998 4.6 lights dim, radio goes to static, tach goes, etc.

Customer Question

1998 4.6 lights dim, radio goes to static, tach goes nuts, etc.
what the hell is going on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.
This could be a faulty tachometer, short in the tach wiring, which can cause radio static, or other issue, depending upon what the "etc" means.
Unfortunately with wiring issues, it has to have hands on diagnostic testing.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Eric - thanks for the reply. I should not have put etc., it means nothing to you.
radio static, tach jumping up and then dropping, engine on edge of dying and then dying, headlights dim and then go out come on go out.
any other suggestions I can take to ford to get car running. they are reluctant to work because they have no idea and can not give me a cost. they want the car when engine is "acting up" and when I get it to them it is running fine.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
Ok, get me the 17 digit vin number and I will check the schematics to see if there is common denominator