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1998 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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1998 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1998 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

143000 mi

US $100
AC compressor died 
Ford in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

143000 mi

US $800
Axle seals are always going out on this thing. One axle was bent. 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

1240 mi

C $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
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

87000 mi

US $750
Transmission solenoid for shifting. 
Ford in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

103000 mi
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
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2010

150000 mi
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
Jun 2009 - May 2015
Oct 2009

122760 mi

C $250
Power steering pressure hose replaced 
Aug 2010

126480 mi

C $40
Rear driveshaft u-joints replaced 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

219700 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2011

224000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2011

229000 mi

US $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 
Nov 2011

231000 mi

US $65
Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
Jan 2012

233000 mi

US $10
Noticed brakes were spongy and bleeding off. Left Rear brake line leaking. Replaced line and refilled with fluid. Problem Solved 
Nov 2012

242000 mi

US $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. 
Jun 2013

245000 mi

US $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
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

96000 mi

US $150
Had to replace rear brake line from master cylinder back, and one wheel cylinder. Rear differential cover leaking. 
Jan 2011

97000 mi
Needed wheel bearings. Needed rotors 
Ford in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

205000 mi

US $230
radiator died 

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1998 Ford F-150 Repair Histories

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