i have an explorer, and i read i could just wire it without pots, so i just wired one pickup to the output, why doesnt it work though? also, i lowerd my bridge all the way and still my strings are too high, any ideas to fix it? another neck problem is that it moves, like it isnt straight i can pull it up and down and i have a 4 bolts on as tightly as possible, any help would be appreciated
Well, as for the pickup you probibly got your hot and ground mixed up. Also, you probibly didnt ground everything. Honestly I think you should've at least left a volume pot or a killswitch in there.

As for the neck, unscrew, check for chips, put back carefully, clamp it, screw it as tight as it will go but be carefull not to strip it.