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1998 Ford F-150 Problems and Repair Histories

60 TrueDelta members own a 1998 Ford F-150. 19 of these members (31.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 38 repairs to 1998 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 1998 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 1998 Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 1998 Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1998 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

37% of the 1998 Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, and 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 38 repairs.

1998 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Of the 1998 Ford F-150 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, and 10% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 1998 Ford F-150 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

1998 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 143000    
143000 100 AC compressor died 
 
Ford in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 142000    
143000 800 Axle seals are always going out on this thing. One axle was bent. 
145000  
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
1240 1000 front wheel hubs abs modulator replaced master brake cylinder front and rear brakes-complete, all brand new brake lines  
 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 86000    
87000 750 Transmission solenoid for shifting. 
104000  
Ford in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 102000    
103000 0 Thumping noise when truck was put into 4x4 mode. Everything trans. related was checked. Found cat. converter shield was loose, hitting front drive shaft. Converter shield bent up to fix problem! The fix worked for me! No noise, go figure! 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 145000    
150000 0 Blew passenger-side head gasket. Quoted $2,600 for dealership repair ($400 parts, $2,200 labor), recommended engine swap ($4,800). Going to fix it myself. 
Ford in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 118420    
122760 250 Power steering pressure hose replaced 
126480 40 Rear driveshaft u-joints replaced 
141980  

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 217000    
219700 165 Noticed front wheels leaning in. Worn out Upper A Frames both Left and Right. Replaced Both. Wheels now straight and true. Noticed Instrument Cluster Illumination Bulbs weak. Replaced all bulbs and problem solved. 
224000 5 After Replacing Spark Plugs and Wires due to a cylinder misfire the #4 spark plug blew out of the cylinder head and had to be re-threaded and replaced. 
229000 50 Both Driver and Passenger catalytic converters clogged and not working correctly causing loss of power and rattling along with Engine Code 430. Removed and replaced with piece of pipe. Problem Solved 
231000 65 Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
233000 10 Noticed brakes were spongy and bleeding off. Left Rear brake line leaking. Replaced line and refilled with fluid. Problem Solved 
242000 75 Starter Failed Had to rebuild starter, problem solved. Heater Core Leaking AGAIN. Replaced under Oreilly warranty. AC stopped working. Had checked and recharged problem solved. 
245000 1000 Transmission slipping had to have transmission rebuilt 
 

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1998 Ford F-150

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 95000    
96000 150 Had to replace rear brake line from master cylinder back, and one wheel cylinder. Rear differential cover leaking. 
97000 0 Needed wheel bearings. Needed rotors 
 
Ford in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 146000    
205000 230 radiator died 
 

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